[An eyewitness is underscoring that the recent strong quake has been much more disastrous than what is shown on Iran’s state-run TV.]
–Right now, I was in the situation and [could] fly [over the quake-stricken region]. I saw certain scenes. I am at Abuzar Military Base in Sar-e-Pol Zahab. In my flight, I saw things totally different from what you see on TV. Let me tell you. Everything is totally different. And the disaster that I saw was much more extensive and deeper than what is reflected in IRIB and on the Internet. From what I saw, I gather that popular and governmental help do not reach people as they should. And let me tell you simply and frankly. People have become very miserable. And they are living under miserable conditions.