Latest reports released on Thursday about the number of casualties of the fatal earthquake in western Iran have indicated that the number of injured has mounted to 9,397 while the number of the casualties remained unchanged.
President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday promised that his government would reconstruct the earthquake-devastated area in the "shortest" timespan possible after a powerful tremor struck a mountainous region on the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday.
Foreign ministers of Turkey, Japan, Qatar and Georgia in separate messages to their Iranian counterpart voiced their respective countries’ preparedness to supply relief aid to those affected in the quake-hit areas in western Iran.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply saddened by the loss of life and damage following the earthquake that struck the border region of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq on Sunday evening, a UN official said.
President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with the Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli was briefed about the latest situation and asked him to send the necessary relief to the quake-stricken areas.
Early Wednesday, Mexico's civil defense agency said the death toll stood at 226 -- as rescue teams continued to search for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Mexico City and surrounding states.
Police, soldiers and emergency workers raced to rescue survivors from the ruins of Mexico's most powerful earthquake in a century, which killed at least 61 people, as storm Katia menaced the country's eastern coast Saturday with heavy rains.
The most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in 100 years struck off the nation’s Pacific Coast late Thursday, rattling millions of residents in Mexico City with its violent tremors, claiming at least five lives and leveling some areas in the southern part of the country closest to where the quake occurred, nytimes.com reported