17. The Iran Blizzard

Photographer: None

Year: February 1972

Location: Iran

Casualties: 4000

Almost a week of snow covered Western Iran in nearly 25 feet of snow in 1972. It wiped out nearly everywhere, everything, and everyone it touched, claiming an estimated 4,000 lives. Nevertheless, little information or documentation is available about what is likely to be the deadliest blizzard in history.