TEHRAN (defapress) – Russian President Vladimir Putin offered condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over heavy casualties and destruction caused by a strong earthquake in the west of the country.
News ID: 66979
Publish Date: 13November 2017 - 17:10
"Please accept sincere sympathy and support for the
relatives and friends of those who perished and wishes of early convalescence
to all survivors of this calamity," Putin said in a message published on
the Kremlin’s website, the Tass news agency reported.
Addressing President Rouhani, he expressed "deep
condolences over the heavy loss of human life and destruction in the west of
Putin also expressed condolences to his Iraqi counterpart
"Dear Mr. President. Please, accept the most sincere
condolences over the tragic effects of the earthquake in Sulaymaniyah Province.
We share the grief of those who lost their relatives and dear ones as a result
of this disaster and we hope for the early recovery of all those who survived”.
At least 348 people have been killed and 6,000 injured in
the earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale.
Iranians, fighting time, hurried early Monday to dig out
survivors trapped in dozens of collapsed buildings in the quake, whose
epicenter was near Halabjah, southeast of Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah.
Hospitals in the western cities of Eslamabad-e-Gharb,
Sarpol-e-Zahab, and Qasre-e-Shirin are packed with the injured people as the
death toll is expected to rise.