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12/28/03

Some 11,000 victims of Iran's quake have been buried by now

Tehran, Dec 28, IRNA -- Some 11,000 victims of a killer quake that hit the southeastern city of Bam Friday morning have been buried until late Sunday, ministry of introrior said on Sunday, IRNA reported from Tehran.


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Rescue teams are doing their utmost to acelerate relief operation, said the report.

Some 9,000 of these victims were buried in Bam cemetry while the bodies of 2,000 were laid to rest in nearby cities or villages, said the report.

Domestic and foreign relief workers continue their efforts to rescue those trapped under rubbles, pointed out the report. The relief operation with cooperation of foreign teams from 21 countries who are fully equipped with modern electronic devices and sniffer dogs continue and it is expected that more people would be take out of of te rubble alive, said the report.

Some 11,500 injured have been transferred and hospitalized in hospitals all over the country.

A killer earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 degrees on the Richter scale flattened the historic city of Bam in Southeast Iran, at 05:28 local hours (0158 GMT) Friday.

The latest death toll stood at 14,000 with some 30,000 people so far reported injured.

Over 400 college students among victims of killer quake in Bam
Over 400 university students were killed at a dormitory in the city of Bam , official with IRGC air force Brigadier Kabar Mirali Akbari said on Sunday.


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The bodies of the victims will be delivered to their families after being identified, he said.

A killer earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 degrees on the Richter scale flattened the historic city of Bam in Southeast Iran, at 05:28 local hours (0158 GMT) Friday.

The latest death toll stood at 14,000 with some 30,000 people so far reported injured.

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