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Quakes death toll now 250

2012-08-12 08:43

Tehran - Iranian state television has raised the toll from Saturdays' twin earthquakes to over 250 dead and at least 2 000 injured.

Images broadcast on the main news channel showed dozens of families of sleeping outdoors in parks, with blankets laid out on the ground. Some were crying, others shivering from chilly weather in the mountainous region hit by the quake in the northwestern part of the country.

TV also showed many people evacuated by rescue teams on stretchers to hospitals and clinics. Other images showed the injured in hospital beds.

Comments
  • Lyndatjie - 2012-08-12 10:22

    How very sad that the world isn't really sitting up and taking notice or extending hands of comfort and assistance - all because their leader is a dick...

  • walter.lebza - 2012-08-12 14:53

    Earthquake in iran? Iran has been hit by US tectonic weapon (earthquake weapon). It is a secret.

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