Over 1600 drug users die in Iran within seven months

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 4

By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:

At least 1627 drug users died in Iran within seven months of 2013, Deputy Head of Iranian Drug Control Organisation Babak Dinparast was quoted today by the Iranian agency İRNA as saying.

"Of that figure 1511 are male, while 116 are female," he said.

"The number of deaths among drug users dropped seven per cent compared to the same period of 2012," he said. "The greatest number of deaths is observed in the provinces of Isfahan and Tehran."

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