Iran- At least 10 climbers have died and several more were missing in mountains located in the north of Tehran following heavy snowfalls, Iranian state media reported on Saturday.

Nine people were found dead on the mountain, and one rescued climber passed away in the hospital after being rescued, Mehdi Valipour, head of emergency operations at Iran’s Red Crescent told the media.

Heavy snow in several parts of the country has disrupted transportations and close many roads.

He added, at least seven climbers were still unaccounted for on three popular trails.

The search for the remaining climbers was abandoned due to harsh weather conditions during the night, and will resume on Sunday, reports indicate.

A member of the Red Crescent team said the rescue mission was complicated by bad weather and snow.

“We are trying to find the missing by mobilising all our facilities and forces, and informing passing vessels and the naval search and rescue centres of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan,” Esmail Makkizadeh, deputy head of Iran’s regional maritime body, was quoted by ISNA.

Search and Rescue mission continues on the Tochal and Kolakchal peaks of the Alborz mountain in the north of Tehran, the capital of Iran.

This mountain has several ski resorts and has a peak of 5,671m.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.