26 November 2018 - 00:53
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Number of injured in quake-stricken areas hits 387

Kermanshah, Nov 26, IRNA – The number of the injured in the quake-hit areas in the western province of Iran reached 387 and most of them were treated outpatient.

Chancellor of Kermanshah Medical Sciences University Mahmoud Reza Moradi told IRNA, of the figure, 199 were wounded in Sar Pol-e Zahab, 84 in Gilan-e Gharb and 88 in Qasr-e Shirin and the others in the suburbs of the cities.

All the schools and universities across the province were declared closed on Monday, a day after the powerful quake hit the province.

All the roads to Kermanshah province are now open and traffic in running on them. Electricity, gas and water supply are flowing to the affected areas after a half-hour disruption.

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale shook Sar Pol-e Zahab, western province of Kermanshah late on Sunday.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the quake occurred 17 kilometers from Sar Pol-e Zahab and 18 kilometers from Qasr-e Shirin and 33 kilometers from Gilan-e Gharb, Ilam and Kermanshah provinces, at 20:07 (16:37 GMT) hours local time on Sunday.

Fears of aftershocks sent people in several cities in the western province of Kermanshah out onto the streets and parks in cold weather. Rescue teams were immediately deployed to the quake-hit areas.

Iran sits astride major fault lines and is prone to frequent tremors.

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