More than 700 were injured in earth quake measuring 6.4 magnitude that shook Western Iran. No deaths were reported. Rescue and search operations are going on.
The quake that occurred on Sunday night strucked Kermanshah province, with an epicentre 17 kilometres southwest of the Sarpol- e Zahab. And the quake was about 6 miles deep.
Iran Relief and Rescue Operations head Morteza Salimi said most of the casualities had been injured in a stampede sparked by the first tremors.
About 14, 124 tents have been provided to the people in Kermanshah province for disaster relief activities.
Iran has undergone through many earthquakes as it is situated on a fault line between Arabian and Eurasian plates.
The country’s deadliest such calamity happened in 1990 when 7.4 magnitude quake killed 40,000 people, injured about 3,00,000 and left half a million homeless.