Iran is for the first time allowing camel-owners to insure their animals, with the government to pay 50 percent of the premiums, the official IRNA news agency said Tuesday.
Owners of the humped wonders will be able to insure them against everything from earthquakes and floods to snake bites, attacks from other animals and car accidents, IRNA said.
Under the new measure, effective in cities in the northeastern province of Khorasan, owners could recuperate as much as 40 dollars at the official exchange rate if their beast comes to an untimely end.
There are an estimated 7,000 camels in the southern cities of the province, IRNA said – (AFP)
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