Rabu , 15 November 2017, 03:20 WIB

Rouhani inspects Iran quake damages and mourns 445 dead

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Rescue teams searched for victims trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed building in the town of Sarpol-e-Zahab in Iran's Kermanshah province on Monday (November 13).
Rescue teams searched for victims trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed building in the town of Sarpol-e-Zahab in Iran's Kermanshah province on Monday (November 13).

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday travelled to Iran's western Kermanshah province to inspect the damage and rescue operations in the regions hit by a deadly earthquake on Sunday night, state TV reported.

Rouhani extended condolences to the families' victims of affected by the huge earthquake that claimed the lives of hundreds and injured thousands.

The quake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale rattled the border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday night, causing extensive damage and loss of life.

Rouhani said that the government will take all efforts to solve the problems in the region in the shortest possible time, according to Press TV.

The Iranian Army, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), the voluntary Basij forces, the Red Crescent and the Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation as well as the ministries of energy, interior affairs, health, and roads and urban development are all providing assistance to the people in need, Rouhani said.

According to the latest figures, about 445 people have lost their lives and over 7,000 others sustained injuries in the tremor. Some 12,000 homes have also been completely destroyed in the incident.

Along with the officials, Iranian people have also mobilized in response to the natural disaster to donate blood and prepare aid packages.

Messages of the condolences and help offers continue to pour in from around the world.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif appreciated the messages of sympathy from around the world.

Sumber : Antara