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Iran scrambles to aid victims of deadly quake

Iran scrambles to aid victims of deadly quake

Iran's state-run news agency says the country's death toll from the powerful quake that struck the Iran-Iraq border has risen to 530. Some structures appeared unscathed.

"Newly constructed buildings. held up well, but the old houses built with earth were totally destroyed", he told state TV while visiting the affected region.

Around 12,000 Iranian homes were destroyed and another 15,000 damaged in the quake, according to official estimates.

"We are living in a tent and we don't have enough food or water", he said. Seven towns and almost 2,000 villages were damaged, authorities said, and several villages were completely wiped from the map.

Iran has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning.

Competing in the men's 85-kilogram weight category, Rostami became the first Iranian to take home gold in the 2016 Olympics, lifting a world record 396 kilograms from the ground to his shoulders, regaining his strength and composure before hoisting it above his head.

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The Tabnak agency offered a little hope, with the report that a girl named Avna had been born in one of the devastated region's three hospitals.

To oversee relief and rescue efforts, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday reached the province, where the victims had been complaining about lack of food, water and tents.

The area sees frequent seismic activity.

Tuesday has been declared a national day of mourning in Iran for hundreds of people killed in Sunday's quake that also devastated parts of bordering Iraq.

Thirteen years later, a catastrophic quake flattened swathes of the ancient southeastern Iranian city of Bam, killing at least 31,000.

Meantime, five groups of injured people were transferred to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Monday to receive further treatments.


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