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Worst snowstorm for half a century hits northern Iran

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Worst snowstorm for half a century hits northern Iran

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Northern Iran has been struck by its worst snowstorm for 50 years.

Half a million people in the north have suffered power cuts. Many villages have become cut off.

Nearly 11,000 motorists have been rescued and almost 4,000 people put up in emergency shelters.

Schools are closed across the country. Forecasters say another snowstorm is on the way.