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Iran's Rouhani visits quake-hit area

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 01:06

President Rouhani says the Iranian government will ''use all its power to resolve the problems'' after a powerful earthquake devastated parts of Iran and Iraq. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday (November 14) arrived in the region hit by a powerful earthquake at the weekend and said the government would do all it could to help "those that have suffered". Rescue operations have ended in areas of Iran hit by Sunday's (November 12) 7.3-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands, state television reported on Tuesday, as many survivors, in need of food and water, battled the cold. The quake struck villages and towns in the mountainous area of Kermanshah province that borders Iraq while many people were at home asleep. At least 14 provinces in Iran were affected. On his arrival at the airport in Kermanshah on Tuesday morning, President Rouhani promised that the government "will use all its power to resolve the problems in the shortest time". State television said thousands were huddling in makeshift camps while many others spent a second night in the open for fear of more tremors after some 193 aftershocks. Iranian officials said the chances of finding any more survivors were extremely low.

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Iran's Rouhani visits quake-hit area

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 01:06