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Powerful typhoon hits Ardebil in northwest Iran, killing two

Ardebil, Oct 18, IRNA-A typhoon, with winds of up to 90 kph, hit some rural areas in the provincial capital of Ardebil in northwestern Iran Monday, killing two and injuring another, it was reported on Tuesday.

The typhoon's strong winds left at least a 12-year-old girl dead and injured another, and destroyed a house in the village of Kariq in Heer district in the outskirts of Ardebil, the provincial meteorological office said in a statement.

The typhoon caused a suspension of power and drinking water for three consecutive hours in the town of Garmi in Ardebil province, said the statement.

The met office said the typhoon will gain speed in the next three days as it goes through the cities of Ardebil, Garmi and Meshgin-Shahr in this northwestern province.

It has already caused widespread damage to urban and rural facilities and huge losses to gardens and farmlands, killing one in Meshgin-Shahr, the report added.

The exact amount of damage from the typhoon in the affected villages and areas in the province have not been estimated.

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