Iran ‘ends’ quake rescue operations
ANKARA: Rescue operations have ended in areas of Iran hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands, state television reported yesterday. Many survivors in need of food and water battled the cold. Sunday’s 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck villages and towns in the mountainous area of Kermanshah province. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised that the government “will use all its power to resolve the problems in the shortest time”.