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Photos: Villagers mourn and bury loved ones after Iran quake - Part I

08/12/12

Photos by Mahsa Jamali, AliHamde Haghdust & Arman Karami, Mehr News Agency

About 300 people have died and more than 2000 have been injured in two successive earthquakes that hit the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan on Saturday afternoon. These dramatic photos show the victims of the quake in the villages around the town of Varzaghan. Some are digging through the rubbles looking for their loved ones, while others are mourning and burying theirs.

Of the 538 villages in East Azerbaijan, 110 villages sustained about 40 to 100 percent damage.



















Varzaghan, East Azerbaijan province, Iran (View Larger Map 

























































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