Quake: Rouhani vows action over collapsed buildings
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.