Deadly earthquake in Iran

[IRIB report about the recent deadly earthquake which hit Iran. Hundreds of people have lost their lives, and thousands are reported injured.]

Reporter: As you see, the injured people in last night’s earthquake have been transferred to Abuzar Military Base, and after initial treatments, they are sent by helicopters to more equipped hospitals in or out of the province.

–Divisions 281, 181, 71, and 35 were immediately deployed to the region.

Reporter: 140 helicopters have been operational since today morning – helicopters of Iran Air Force, Red Crescent, Law Enforcement and Iran’s Crisis Headquarter.

–The units that were in the region were alerted. And ground units entered the region during the night. Moreover, by order of Army’s Commander-in-Chief, Army’s Air Force have entered the region since this morning. All helicopters are ready, and since this morning, we have been constantly evacuating the injured.

Reporter: Here, these helicopters bring food, water, and medicines, and take away the injured. Since today morning, people have suffered from a shortage of water. Now the ministry of energy says 100 thousand cases of drinking water have been transferred to the critical zones. Nevertheless, the problem of water cut will not be solved today. The water source for providing the city’s water is muddy. But five dams in the earthquake-stricken region have not been damaged. Crisis Headquarter held its meetings in the place of the incident since this morning. Chief commanders of IRGC and Army have come to the region for managing the relief and rescue operation.

Reporter: Crisis Headquarter predicts that until the sunset, the situation will be under control, and relief and rescue operation will be completely managed.

Sabe Chehri, IRIB new agency, Sarpol-e Zahab