Sunday, March 19, 2017

Giant Waves Kill 1, Injure 18 in Southern Iran

Eighteen people were wounded on Sunday after a natural phenomenon called "Seiche" hit the Iranian port city of Dayyer in South, a provincial official said.

Speaking to Tasnim, Hamzeh E’temad, the governor of Bushehr province, said giant waves caused by Seiche smashed the port city at 8:10 a.m. (local time), killing one person and injuring 18.

He added that four people have also gone missing as a result of the high waves.

One body has so far been recovered, E’temad said, adding that rescue efforts are underway to find the rest.

In the meantime, Head of Bushehr’s Persian Gulf Oceanography Centre Ehsan Abedi said the reason behind the giant waves and sea overflow is a natural phenomenon called Seiche.

He added that it occurs when strong winds push water and cause water levels to drop at one end and rise at the other......

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