Heavy snow in northern Iran has left around 480,000 homes without power and some towns and villages cut off.
An official in Mazandaran province, on the Caspian Sea, said the winter storms were the worst in 50 years, with two metres of snow falling in some areas since the weekend.
All schools in Mazandaran will be closed on Tuesday, state media reports.
The head of Iran’s Red Crescent said around 11,000 people had been rescued after getting stuck in heavy snow.
Courtesy of BBC World News