Deadliest Natural Disasters of All Time That Shook The World

1972 Iran Blizzard

1972 Iran Blizzard

On Feb 3rd, 1972, Iran was hit by the deadliest snowstorm or ‘blizzard’ as the calamity is dubbed. It lasted for 7 days and poured nearly 26 feet of snow in the rural areas of Iran burying nearly 200 villages and killing almost 4,000 people in the process.

During the storm, the temperature in the country dipped to as low as 13-degrees Fahrenheit. From buildings to telephone lines and from cars to trains, nothing could withstand its enormity, paralyzing the routine life. At some places, the snow was nearly 10 feet deep and buried thousands of people underneath.

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