Res­cuers hunt­ing through de­bris af­ter hun­dreds die in earth­quake

Evening Express (City Final) - - Uk & Abroad -

RES­CUERS us­ing dig­gers and other heavy equip­ment were search­ing through the de­bris of build­ings top­pled by a pow­er­ful earth­quake on the bor­der be­tween Iran and Iraq, with weep­ing women cry­ing out to God as aid work­ers found new vic­tims.

The grim work be­gan again at dawn in the Kur­dish town of Sar­pol-e-za­hab in the western Ira­nian prov­ince of Ker­man­shah, which ap­pears to have been the hard­est hit by the mag­ni­tude

7.3 earth­quake which struck on Sun­day night. Res­cuers and lo­cal res­i­dents stood on top of the re­mains of apart­ment com­plexes, look­ing through the rub­ble.

The hos­pi­tal in Sar­pol-e-za­hab was heav­ily dam­aged, and the army set up field hos­pi­tals. The quake killed 430 peo­ple in Iran and in­jured 7,460 oth­ers, state me­dia re­ported to­day.

Des­per­ate: Search and res­cue oper­a­tions con­tinue at Sar­pol-e Za­hab prov­ince of Ker­man­shah, Iran.

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