at least nine people died and more than 1.8 thousand. They were injured in varying severity during Charshanb-E Suri – the traditional festival of fire in Iran. This was announced on Wednesday, the official representative of the Emergency Organization Irana Moshtabab Holded.
“At night on Charshanb-e Suri this year, nine people died, 1,894 were injured,” the IRIB broadcasting corporation leads him.
Chahaled added that last year the dead were four, and the wounded – 1,498.
According to him, “The most affected by Tehran, East Azerbaijan, Kermanshah”: “46% of the wounded aged six to 18 years old.”
Charshanb-E Suri is a traditional holiday, which is celebrated on the night of the last Wednesday before Iranian New Year – Noowwood. On this day, people harness fires and jump through them. In recent years, the use of pyrotechnic drugs has become popular among young people, because of what every year hundreds of people are injured.