Iranian President visits quake-hit regions

  14 November 2017    Read: 416
Iranian President visits quake-hit regions

President Hassan Rouhani has travelled to Iran’s western province of Kermanshah in the wake of a massive earthquake that has killed more than 420 people so far.

In comments upon arrival in Kermanshah on Nov. 14 morning, the president expresses sorrow at the deaths of hundreds of people in the quake, saying people of Kermanshah should not feel alone as the entire Iran stands with them, Tasnim news agency reported.

He also hailed the whole organizations and military and civilian forces for the efforts to relieve the pain of people in the quake-hit areas.

President Rouhani also pledged that the administration would provide loans and financial aids for the residents made homeless in the disaster.

Around 7,400 people have been injured by the Sunday night’s earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, whose epicenter was near Halabjah, southeast of Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah.

A number of administrative buildings in the province of Kermanshah have been used to accommodate people, as the temperature drops sharply in the night.

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