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Photos: Long lines in Tehran and Tabriz to donate blood for quake victims

Photos by Rouhollah Yazdani and Ahmad Nabizadeh, Mehr News Agency

People in the cities of Tehran and Tabriz have rushed to donate blood to help the victims the Saturday quake that has taken 300 lives so far and injured over 2000 others. As a result, long lines have been formed at the blood donation centers overwhelming the staff.

Blood donation center in Tehran

According to the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Tehran, a quake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the city of Ahar in East Azarbaijan Province at 4:53 p.m. local time at a depth of 10 kilometers, and a 6 magnitude quake struck the city of Varzaqan at 5:04 p.m. local time at the same depth.

Blood donation center in Tabriz

Varzaghan, East Azerbaijan province, Iran (View Larger Map 

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