Tsunami kills 1 in southern Iran, 5 go missing
Tehran, Iran, March 19
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
A tsunami hit the port city of Dayyer in Bushehr Province, southern Iran, killing one and leaving five missing.
The high waves that hit the coastline surprised New Year tourists, killing a 51-year-old man, IRIB news agency reported March 21.
An eight-year-old boy from Dayyer, as well as four Iranian tourists in their a car, also disappeared after they were hit by waves.
In the meantime, 17 people were also injured, some cars were capsized, and trees and canopies fell down. A number of fishing boats also sank.
No official report has yet revealed the height of the waves.