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Iran-Iraq earthquake: Olympic champion auctions gold me…

Image copyright Kianoush Rostami / Instagram An Iranian weightlifter has put his Rio 2016 gold medal up for auction to raise money for the victims of last week’s deadly 7.3-magnitude earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border. Kianoush Rostami, 26, announced the news on his Instagram page. More than 400 people were killed and close to 8,000 injured in the quake. The western Kermanshah province is the worst-affected area, with hundreds of homes destroyed and some residents sleeping outdoors in the cold. Mr Rostami, himself from Kermanshah, said he was “taking aRead More


Teaching Activities for: ‘Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills Mo…

Before reading the article: Watch the video above about the deadly earthquake that hit the Iraq-Iran border on Nov. 12. What in the video is most striking to you? What questions do you have? Have you, or someone you know, ever been in an earthquake? If so, what was it like? Now, read the article, “Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 500,” and answer the following questions: 1. Where was the epicenter of the earthquake? What was its magnitude? 2. How many people died and were injured in the earthquake onRead More


Devastating Earthquake Near Iran-Iraq Border Has Left S…

Ali Arouzi and Daniel Arkin SARPOL-E-ZAHAB, Iran — Karim and Fouzieh Yari were enjoying a night at home on Sunday, entertaining guests in their living room, when disaster struck. The room began to shake violently. The married couple sheltered under a doorway next to the central pillar of their house, waiting there until the convulsions stopped. They saw the stairwell had collapsed, forcing them to take drastic measures. “We grabbed onto bits of metal sticking out of the walls, and we all managed to climb out of the building,” FouziehRead More


Iran-Iraq earthquake: Rouhani vows action over collapse…

Image copyright Handout Image caption Mr Rouhani said the government would give financial help to those left homeless after the quake Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to “find the culprits” responsible for buildings collapsing in a 7.3-magnitude earthquake on Sunday. He suggested that government-built buildings had collapsed while privately-built ones remained standing. As he spoke in the worst-affected city, Sarpol-e Zahab, he gestured to two buildings, one of which had collapsed while the other had not. More than 400 people were killed and close to 8,000 injured in theRead More


Iran-Iraq Border Earthquake Devastates Town Targeted by…

Associated Press Rescuers used heavy equipment to dig through the debris of toppled buildings Tuesday, with weeping women crying out to God as bodies were recovered following a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq. The grim work began again at dawn in the Iranian town of Sarpol-e-Zahab, which was hit hard by Sunday night’s magnitude 7.3 earthquake. It struck villages and towns in the mountainous area of Kermanshah province while many people were at home asleep. Both rescuers and local residents alike stood atop the remains ofRead More


Earthquake Near Iran-Iraq Border Kills More than 430, I…

Tim Stelloh and Alex Johnson and Michelle Acevedo and Rima Abdelkader and Yelena Dzhanova and Associated Press At least 437 people were killed and more than 7,600 others injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Iran’s border with Iraq, authorities said Monday. In Iran, rescuers who worked through dozens of aftershocks and were hindered by landslides ended their efforts late Monday night/early Tuesday morning, the country’s top emergency management official, Pir-Hossein Kolivand said, according to Reuters. Many houses in rural areas of Iran are made of mud bricks that canRead More


Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 400

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was president of Iran from 2005 to 2013, introduced a program to build low-income housing, including in Pol-e Zahab. After the quake on Sunday, his political opponents said that many of the buildings had been poorly constructed, but his defenders said that the buildings were on fault lines, and that nothing could have been done. Initial reports from the Kurdish region of Iraq indicated less damage and fewer deaths on that side of the border. In Sulaimaniya, the second-largest city in Iraq’s Kurdish region, residents described feelingRead More


Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017

Image copyright EPA Image caption Rescue teams in Iran are looking for people in collapsed buildings A huge rescue effort is under way after a powerful earthquake struck Iran’s mountainous border with Iraq, killing more than 400 people and injuring more than 7,000. Teams are looking for survivors trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. The quake is the deadliest in the world this year. Most people who died were in western Iran – in Sarpol-e-Zahab, a town 15km (10 miles) from the border, and other parts of Kermanshah province.Read More


Earthquake Near Iran-Iraq Border Kills 414, Injures 6,5…

Tim Stelloh and Alex Johnson and Michelle Acevedo and Rima Abdelkader and Yelena Dzhanova and Associated Press At least 414 people were killed and almost 6,500 others injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Iran’s border with Iraq, authorities said Monday. Rescuers were trying to find survivors trapped under collapsed buildings but their efforts were hindered in many places by landslides. More than 100 aftershocks were registered, according to Iranian officials. Many houses in rural areas of Iran are made of mud bricks that can crumble easily in a quake.Read More


Iran-Iraq earthquake kills hundreds, officials say

The death toll continued to climb early Monday after a powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border region. The 7.3-magnitude quake killed more than 330 people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, authorities said Monday. Iran’s western Kermanshah province bore the brunt of the temblor, with Iran’s state-run news agency reporting the quake killed 328 people in the country. State television said some 3,950 were injured. The area is a rural, mountainous region where residents relyRead More