Rescuers hunting through debris after hundreds die in earthquake
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.