A dust storm broke out in the southeast of Iran, the MIR 24 portal reports. The provinces of Balochistan and Sistan were the hardest hit.
More than a thousand people turned to hospitals with complaints of pain in the eyes, problems with breathing and heart. 162 of them were hospitalized, the rest went to be treated at home.
Red Crescent staff distributed medical masks to residents of the affected areas to protect the respiratory tract from dust particles.