A heavy dust storm roared into Iran's capital Tehran on Monday, blacking out the sun in a swirling cloud and tearing down trees in a squall that reportedly killed at least four people and injured 30 more. (June 2)
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Tehran, Iran - June 2, 2014
1. Wide of Tehran skyline darkened by dust storm
2. Close of crane in wind
3. Mid of trees blowing in wind
4. Wide of motorcycles passing fallen tree
5. Pan of uprooted tree
6. Mid of broken tree root
7. Tracking shot of uprooted tree on pavement and pedestrians
8. Low-angle shot of pavement and debris
9. Mid of broken windows
10. Wide of damaged advertising structure in street
A heavy dust storm roared into Iran's capital on Monday, blacking out the sun in a swirling cloud and tearing down trees in a squall that reportedly killed at least four people and injured 30.
The storm struck Tehran with winds of up to 68 mph, state television reported.
Its report said the storm killed five people, while Iran's official IRNA news agency said it killed four people as winds hit 80 mph.
The discrepancy could not immediately be reconciled.
The storm reportedly caused temporary power outages in some districts of Tehran and broke trees.
It also apparently caused a chain-reaction crash on a highway south of the capital with 20 vehicles and caused international flights to be cancelled.
Authorities asked children and the elderly, as well as those with heart problems, to remain indoors.