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Iran Earthquake - 1000’s killed and injured, 1000’s more homeless, dozens of villages leveled - and Iranian Regime “STOPS” rescue efforts in less than 24 hours!!!
Iranian villages and townships wiped off the map
Aug 11, 2012
Iranian officials said rescue operations had ended by early Sunday afternoon and that “All those trapped beneath the rubble had been freed”!!! Reported Iran's Press TV.
Twin earthquakes in Iran have killed at least 300 people and injured over 3,000, Iranian state TV said on Sunday, after thousands spent the night outdoors after their villages were leveled and homes damaged in the country's northwest.
By early afternoon on Sunday, state television reported that search operations had ceased...
The U.S. Geological Survey reported Saturday’s 1st quake at 4:53 pm (1223 GMT) had a magnitude of 6.4 and struck 37 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of city of Tabriz and the 2nd quake of magnitude 6.3 struck 11 minutes later.
36 aftershocks have so far jolted the area and felt in a wide region near the Caspian Sea, causing panic among the population.
The quakes hit the towns of Ahar, Haris and Varzaqan in East Azerbaijan province. At least six villages were totally leveled, and 133 others sustained damage ranging from 50 to 80 percent, reported local officials.
Iran is located on seismic fault lines and highly prone to earthquakes, experiencing at least one earthquake every day on average, although the vast majority small and unnoticed.
In 2003, nearly 30,000 people were killed by a magnitude 6.6 quake that flattened the historic southeastern city of Bam in Kerman province. One American tourist was among the victims.
In 1990, about 50,000 were killed in a quake near the Caspian Sea.
Ahmad Reza Shajie, Red Crescent official: “More than 1,000 villages in the area were affected by the earthquakes.”
Abbas Falahi, MP for Ahar and Harees: “People in some villages are still "in dire need of food and water."
Azerbaijan Governor: "Despite the promises of officials, little first aide has been distributed in the region and most people are left without tents. If the situation continues, the toll will rise."
Some villages are not accessible by road, and the government claims the next day that “All victims trapped beneath the rubble have been freed” !!! Lying yet again… Giving yet more reasons to Iranian people to hate their leaders - a little more every day…