Quake: Rouhani vows ac­tion over col­lapsed build­ings

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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 500 peo­ple were killed and close to 8,000 in­jured in the quake.

The gov­ern­ment is scram­bling to get aid to Ker­man­shah prov­ince, where hun­dreds of homes were de­stroyed and peo­ple have spent two nights out­doors in the cold.

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