Camel Insurance

May 3, 2000

Camels have long been valued in the Middle East for their use as transportation and as beasts of burden. Now, the Iranian government is extending insurance coverage for dromedaries in the southwest province of Khuzestan, insuring them against earthquakes, thunder, snake bites, floods and collisions with vehicles.

Camels have long been valued in the Middle East for their use as transportation and as beasts of burden. Now, the Iranian government is extending insurance coverage for dromedaries in the southwest province of Khuzestan, insuring them against earthquakes, thunder, snake bites, floods and collisions with vehicles.

The plan calls for premiums to be split between the insured and the government, with greater premiums and payouts for mature animals.

There are a reported 7,000 camels in the Khuzestan province.

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