Iranian authorities said Monday that the number of injured in the earthquake in 6.3 in western Iran the previous night…
Iranian authorities said Monday that the number of injured in the earthquake in 6.3 in western Iran the previous night has risen to 716. No deaths were reported from the tembloren.
According to Iran’s state television, most injured were immediately released from hospitals and suffered only slight damage in the earthquake on Sunday evening. The TV said 37 had been in hospital.
It is said that more than 160 aftershocks occurred in the region, including two quakes stronger than magnitude 5. Dozens of rescue teams and several rescue dogs were used to the region.
The TV shows images of hospital staff. Dr Hossein Rahnimi, head of a local hospital, said many of the injured were also affected by panic attacks.
The earthquake struck western Iran near the border with Iraq, damaged buildings and sends rescue inhabitants who went out into the streets.
It hit near Sarpol-e Zahab’s city in Iran’s Kermanshah province, which was the epicenter of an earthquake last year that killed more than 600 people and some still remain homeless.
The earthquake had an order of 7.3 and also injured more than 9000 people.
The sun’s temblor also attenuated power lines and caused short power outages in the night when the temperature swung around 8 degrees Celsius.
The quake struck shortly after 8:00 in Iran, which means that most people were still awake at the time and could quickly fly.
The region, located in the Zagros Mountains, was built largely in the last decades after Iran’s destroyed 1
Iran lies on major seismic errors and experiences an earthquake per day on average. In 2003, an earthquake of 6.66 extinguished the historic city of Bam in southern Iran and killed 26,000 people.