Veep urges speeding up relief operation in quake-hit N. Khorasan areas

from Islamic Republic News Agency
Published on 14 May 2017 View Original

Tehran, May 14, IRNA – First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri stressed the need for deployment of all resources to address problems of those left injured following the earthquake in the city of Pishqaleh in North Khorasan Province.

Jahangiri during a telephone conversation on Sunday with governor general of North Khorasan was briefed on the latest situation in the northeastern province and the conditions of those affected by the quake.

He ordered all rescue teams to do their best to take care of the injured.

Jahangiri also sympathized with the bereaved families of the victims of the sad occasion and wished for the quick recovery of the injured.

At least two people were killed and 400 others injured when a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the city of Pishqaleh in North Khorasan Province Saturday night.

Some 177 injured were hospitalized and 223 more received medical aids on the spot.