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Avalanche kills 9 climbers on Oshtoran Kooh Mountain in Iran

Avalanche kills 9 climbers in Iran
An avalanche has killed nine Iranian climbers on Oshtoran Kooh Mountain, in western Iran, the Tehran Times newspapers reported.

The climbers were among a group of 15 men and women from the city of Mashhad and a local guide who were trapped by the avalanche on Thursday.

They were heading back from Oshtoran Kooh, one of the highest ranges in Zagros mountain range and known as the Iranian Alps because of its high peaks which are snow-capped all year round.

Efforts are still underway to locate the rest missing climbers.

Oshtoran Kooh has numerous peaks with the highest, San Baran, at more than 4,000 meters above sea level.
Last Modified: Sunday، 10 December 2017 01:45 PM
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