An avalanche hit the Karaj-Chalus highway in Iran on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring two, the IRNA agency reported with reference to the representative of the emergency service.

An avalanche came down on Tuesday morning at the construction site of the Tehran-North highway, he told IRNA.

One of the builders died, two received injuries of varying severity.

According to him, many people were saved thanks to the prompt intervention of the traffic police and emergency services.