Hands for Ahar mourns the 37 dead and hundreds injured in Bushehr

Hands for Ahar

On Tuesday, a 6.3-magnitude (or, according to other reports, a 6.1) earthquake struck the village of Kaki in the southwestern region of Iran called Bushehr, which is also the location of the country’s only nuclear power plant, injuring over 800 and killing 37 others.

Bushehr, Iran

Several aftershocks have been felt, the highest marking at a 5.3 magnitude. The power plant is reportedly unaffected by the earthquake, as the government – and the Russian organization that built the plant – released formal statements testifying that there had been no release or spills of nuclear material.

As rescue efforts wane, aid agencies are seeking to provide food and shelter to those affected. The Iranian Red Crescent, the primary agency by which aid was administered to those struck by the earthquake in the northwestern region of Iran last summer, is currently heading aid efforts. There is no word as of yet if…

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