NewsCode : 188775 | Date: 11/13/2017 | Time: 11:06 PM | Service: Politics - Politics

Interior minister off to quake-hit province of Kermanshah

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, heading a delegation, left for quake-hit province of Kermanshah in western Iran on Monday morning following an order from President Hassan Rouhani.


Minister of Health Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi, Head of Iran's Red Crescent Society Ali Asqar Peivandi and a delegation from Presidential Office are accompanying Rahmani Fazli during his visit.

The delegation has been assigned to evaluate the process of rendering emergency relief aid to quake-stricken people and present a report about the implemented measures in the scene.

President Rouhani in a phone conversation with Rahmani Fazli issued required instructions.

Meanwhile, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a message expressed condolences over the sad occasion in which scores of people lost their lives.

Supreme Leader also urged all military and civil officials to spare no effort in giving aid to quake-stricken people.

The 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Kermanshah Province has so far claimed the lives of 328 people and injured 3,950 more.