One person killed in Iran’s Bushehr storm

By Trend

A powerful storm hit the Iranian port city of Bushehr late Saturday.

One was killed during the unexpected storm, which also left some buildings damaged, the Mehr News agency reported.

The storm uprooted trees, left hundreds without electricity and caused some boats to drown. Damage also includes scattered debris and toppled signs and power lines.

All the flights were also cancelled until Sunday morning.

Bushehr is the capital city of Bushehr Province. At the 2006 census, its population ‎was 161,674, in 40,771 families.‎

Bushehr lies in a vast plain running along the coastal region on the Persian Gulf coast ‎of southwestern Iran. It was the chief seaport of the country and is the administrative ‎centre of its province. Its location is about 1,218 kilometers (757 mi) south of Tehran.‎

Bushehr is twelve kilometres from the site of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant being built in cooperation ‎with Russia.‎


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