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Jordan's Queen Rania visits quake-hit Bam, southeast Iran

Jordanian Queen Rania arrived Wednesday at the airport of the quake-hit city of Bam, southeast Iran, IRNA reported.

Queen Rania, accompanied by some officials with Jordanian rescue organizations, was welcomed by deputy of provincial governor general.

During her one-day visit, the queen is scheduled to visit a Jordanian field hospital, to see the remains of the Citadel of Bam, Arg-e Bam and natural disasters headquarters of the city which was rocked by a killer earthquake on December 26, killing tens of thousands of people.

On her arrival she called the event as regrettable for the region and the whole world.

She stressed that the depth of the catastrophe requires cooperation based on humanitarian principles regardless of language and race, adding that all people should make their efforts to make up the losses.

The queen noted that fortunately, the world has shown its cooperation to rebuild the city and help the quake-stricken people and that the city of Bam will be restored through the continuous cooperation.

Also a relief consignment carried by a jordanian plane was unloaded in the airport of Bam on Tuesday. The 20-ton aid included medical supplies, blankets and heaters for the survivors of the massive quake.

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