11/14/2017

President: All sympathizing with quake survivors

Politics - President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that nowhere in Iran can be found with no share in nationwide sympathy over Kermanshah quake disaster.

'The quake-stricken people reserve the natural right to have a share in addressing their need, temporary accommodation and contribution to reconstruction of their houses. And nowhere in Iran can you find not to share sympathy with Kermanshah citizens (over quake incident),' said President Rouhani in a speech addressed to Kermanshah Crisis Management Headquarters.

He said swift aid shipment to the quake-stricken people will be high on agenda of government's Wednesday session.
President Rouhani added that the government will do its best to afford assistance to the quake-hit citizens in terms of medication, housing, security and supply of essential needs. 'We will try to make up for damage caused by the disaster in the shortest possible time.'

Latest reports on Tuesday shows that the number of those killed in the powerful earthquake that rocked several provinces in western Iran, including Kermanshah Province, has risen to 432.

The 7.3-magnitude quake occurred at 21:48 hour local time (18:18 GMT) on Sunday.

The epicenter of the powerful quake was registered at 34.86 degrees latitude and 45.9 degrees longitude, at the depth of 11km, a shallow depth that can cause tremendous damage, in Ezgeleh region in Kermanshah Province.

According to the latest figures, at least 7,817 people were injured in the quake.
 


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