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Iran fire festival celebrations killed three

Iran fire festival celebrations killed three
Annual fire festival ahead of the Persian New Year claimed three lives and left hundreds injured across Iran, officials said on Wednesday.
Among the three who died on Tuesday night was a 45-year-old man who suffered a heart attack brought about by an explosion, said Amin Saberinia, head of Iran's Emergency Medical Service, IRNA reported.
The other two were a 24-year-old man and a teenager, said Saberinia.
Some of the injuries were serious, including a 14-year-old boy who lost both hands and was in a coma, Saberinia said.
The youngest victim was a three-year-old girl who lost fingers. Most of the 2675 injured were men.
Saberinia said the number of injuries were about 50 percent lower than last year, when three people were also killed.
The death toll has been falling in recent years, with nine killed in 2014 and 19 in 2013.
Each year Iranians celebrate Chaharshanbeh-Suri or the Festival of Fire, an ancient Zoroastrian tradition on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Iranian calendar year, by jumping over bonfires.
But fireworks and crackers are also used to mark the event, often causing casualties.


دسته بندی: مکالمه آزاد | تاريخ انتشار : 1395/02/08 09:48 | بازدید : 335

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