Iran ‘ends’ quake res­cue op­er­a­tions

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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”. – Reuters

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