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Photos: Volunteers Deliver Supplies to Quake Victims in Ahar


Photos by Masoume Fariborzi, Mehr News Agency

With the beginning of the cold season, and since the promises of the government officials in rebuilding the quake hit areas haven't been fulfilled yet, the quake victims in Iran's Azarbaijan province are more than ever in need of help. This is where volunteer groups have been trying to fill the gap. These photos show volunteers delivering food and supplies to the quake stricken people in the Ahar region.

Two mild tremors hit Varzaqan on Saturday morning

Meanwhile, two earthquakes measuring 4.4 and 4.1 hit Varzaqan in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan Saturday morning, Islamic Republic News Agency reported. According to the seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremors occurred at 02:01 and 07:26 hours local time (2231 and 0356 GMT), respectively.

On August 11, two devastating earthquakes measuring 6.2 and 6 shook Ahar, Varzaqan and Harees in this province. The quakes flattened villages and killed and wounded a large number of people, mostly women and children.

Varzaghan, East Azerbaijan province, Iran (View Larger Map 


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