Iran Earthquake News Summary


The casualty figures from Iran Earthquake continue to rise.
Iran state media revised quake toll down to 227 dead, 1,380 hurt, but true figure thought to be much higher, due to unreported deaths and speedy burials.
12 villages in Varzeghan with population of about 1000 have been completely destroyed by the Earthquake.

Fars news reported 40 aftershocks jolted East Azerbaijan.
In city of Harees in N.W. Iran 125 people were killed & 280 were injured. 40 villages around Harees sustained 70% to 100% damage. Abbas Falahi, MP for Ahar and Harees, said people in some villages were still “in dire need of food and drinking water.”
By early afternoon on Sunday, state television was reporting that search operations had ceased.

Pix of some of the areas hit by the earthquake

Map showing earthquakes in 50 different locations across Iran

Father of seismology in Iran: ‘Nowhere else in the world does a 6 Richter earthquake cause fatalities’ [fa]

Video: Azerbaijan 20 hrs after the earthquake disaster

12 videos related to the earthquakes in Tabriz region

2 thoughts on “Iran Earthquake News Summary

  1. There are no citizens of #Azerbaijan among the victims of the earthquake in #Iran, Consul General of Azerbaijan in Tabriz Ali Alizadeh told Trend on Monday. tw:

    The Consul General also said that the humanitarian aid of Azerbaijani Emergency Ministry, directed by the decree of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has already reached Bilasuvar border crossing point, and will be in Iran in the next few hours.
    “Three large cars with humanitarian aid were sent from Nakhichevan through Julfa border crossing point to Iran last night. The aid has been already transferred to the central headquarters for the liquidation of the consequences of the earthquake.
    A humanitarian aid convoy of 25 vehicles was sent on Monday by the Azerbaijan’s Emergencies ministry to the earthquake-hit region of Iran, the ministry reported earlier.
    Humanitarian aid was sent on the instruction of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The convoy is carrying 3000 blankets, one thousand bedding sets, 460 tents, flour, rice, tea, sugar, oil, pasta, fruit juices, water and other necessary food items.

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