Younes Asakereh, the street vendor who set himself on fire in front of Khorramshahr City Hall after his vending gear was confiscated by city official and he was prevented from continuing his business, reportedly died from his injuries in Motahari Hospital in Tehran on Sunday March 22. » read more
Khorramshahr City Hall has expressed regret over the news that Younes Asakereh, a street vendor who set himself on fire in front of the city offices, made headlines across the country. Asakereh reportedly had been forbidden from continuing his business following a city decision to clear out street vendors. » read more
Red Crescent sources report a 500-percent increase in the number of cancer patients in Khuzestan in the past 15 years. Ahwaz, the capital of Khuzestan, is considered one of the most polluted cities in the world, and Kaveh Jaseb told IRNA that lung, stomach and blood cancer are respectively the most common forms of cancer in the province. » read more
The dust storm crisis in Iran has led to a serious dispute between the administration and Parliament, as the Department of the Environment is now accusing Parliament of refusing to assist the administration, adding that the legislative body has even gone ahead and eliminated the budget allotted to fighting the problem of dust particles, which paralyzed numerous cities in Khuzestan in recent weeks. » read more
The latest reports from Khuzestan indicate that dust particles have now reached Bushehr Province, causing some flight cancellations. Residents of Abadan and Ahwaz protested once again in front of government offices, demanding swift and effective action to improve air quality, and the Red Crescent announced that it is on emergency alert in Khuzestan as dust storms persist in the region. » read more
The Culture and Tourism Department has halted construction work at the Tomb of Prophet Daniel in Susa, Khuzestan after one of the walls collapsed during renovations. » read more
Severe winds in Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran have killed five and injured 35.
The head of Provincial Crisis Management reported to IRNA on Thursday August 21 that one person in Andimeshk, one in Baghmalek and three more in Dezfool were killed under toppled walls and trees or by falling from heights. » read more