A man jumps over a bonfire as part of Chaharshanbe Suri celebrations in Tehran. Photo: Xinhua A man jumps over a bonfire as part of Chaharshanbe Suri celebrations in Tehran. Photo: Xinhua
A man jumps over a bonfire as part of Chaharshanbe Suri celebrations in Tehran. Photo: Xinhua
Iran

Iran fire festival celebrations lead to three deaths, hundreds of injuries

  • The Chaharshanbe Suri celebrations involve participants jumping over bonfires to purify themselves and ward off evil spirits
  • One of the deaths came in Tehran, despite an overnight ban on gatherings imposed in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus

Topic |   Iran
A man jumps over a bonfire as part of Chaharshanbe Suri celebrations in Tehran. Photo: Xinhua A man jumps over a bonfire as part of Chaharshanbe Suri celebrations in Tehran. Photo: Xinhua
A man jumps over a bonfire as part of Chaharshanbe Suri celebrations in Tehran. Photo: Xinhua
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