Iran's summer earthquake leaves 100,000 shivering in tents as winter descends

from Christian Science Monitor
Published on 22 Nov 2012 View Original

Bajabaj village, Iran

As winter settles in on this remote province of Iran, a pair of earthquakes that devastated the area in mid-August will likely claim new lives.

The Aug. 11 quakes devastated the mud and mud-brick houses typical of this area. Of the 306 villages hit by the earthquakes, 65 were totally flattened, officials say.

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