The Secretary-General condemned in the strongest possible terms the suicide attack against a United Nations convoy in southern Afghanistan on 15 September. The attack, in Kandahar Province, killed two doctors working for WHO, as well as their driver, all of whom were Afghan nationals. The doctors, traveling in clearly marked United Nations vehicles, were carrying out a polio vaccination campaign.
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An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit southern Iran on 10 September 2008 at 15:30 local time (11:00 GMT). So far, six people were killed and 46 were injured.
On 10 September 2008, a strong earthquake with the magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale shook vast areas of Hormozgan province at 15:30 hour local time.
As per director of National Disaster Task Force of Hormozgan province, the epicenter of the earthquake located in Bandar Khamir, West of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan province.
Head of Hormozgan's provincial Disaster Management Headquarters, Yasser Hazbavi quaoted that the quake demolished nearly 200villages, and cut off electricity in some parts of Qeshm Island.
In response to the earthquake, relief workers of the Iranian Red …
An earthquake of a magnitude of 6.1 hit Hormozgan Province in Southern Iran on September 10th, 2008, at 15:30 PM local time. This earthquake was followed by a series of less powerful aftershocks.
The latest government report reveals that 6 people were killed and 45 injured leaving 17 affected villages and massive damage of infrastructure estimated between 20 and 60%. At least 4 100 households are estimated to have been affected. The Ministry of Health deployed through its Bandar Abbas Emergency Operating Centre several teams to provide medical assistance to affected people.