04/10/2013 12:30 GMT
by Mitra Amiri
TEHRAN, April 10, 2013 (AFP) - Iran stepped up relief efforts on Wednesday for survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed 37 people and damaged dozens of villages but left its sole nuclear power station unscathed.
More than 90 villages in the southern province of Bushehr were hit hard by Tuesday's quake, with two completely destroyed, the head of Iran's Red Crescent rescue corps, Mahmoud Mozafar, told state television.
More than 850 people were injured and some 800 houses razed to the ground.