Powerful regional wind hits 400 villages in Iran

Society Materials 18 July 2016 19:15 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 18

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:

The Sistan’s 120-day wind has whipped up 400 villages in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

Naser Charkhsaz, an official with the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRCS), said that over 1,300 individuals have been hospitalized following the dust wind, Iran Daily reported July 18.

The powerful wind has also blocked roads leading to several villages in the province.

The Sistan’s 120-day wind is a strong wind blowing during summer in southeastern parts of Iran and in some parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The usual speed of the wind is estimated to be around 30-40 km per hour.

The wind originates from the central deserts in Iran and blows toward Sistan and Baluchestan Province. It is a hot wind and carries abrasive sand and particles.