Severe winds in Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran have killed five and injured 35.

The head of Provincial Crisis Management reported to IRNA on Thursday August 21 that one person in Andimeshk, one in Baghmalek and three more in Dezfool were killed under toppled walls and trees or by falling from heights.

The report indicates that the injured are generally in good health and most of them were treated without need for hospitalization. A damage estimate has not yet been released.

The winds rose on Tuesday night with severe dust storms and led to power outages in many areas due to falling power poles and trees.