NCRI - If happened in Tehran, the recent earthquake in Western Iran could’ve left one million dead and injured 19 million Iranians live in 14 thousand hectares of dilapidated urban areas across the country.
How many people will die in Iran’s next major earthquake? How many children will be left orphan and how many houses will be destroyed?
In an article by Majid Rousta, board member of Urban Construction and Renovation Holding Company, state-run Shahrefarda website writes “140 thousand hectares of Iran’s urban areas are dilapidated, historic, or residing place of poor marginal dwellers, in which more than 19 million Iranians live. Besides, many of these places are unlawfully built and not officially listed.”Aside from all the problems and issues involved with dilapidated areas, lives of more than 19million Iranians is threatened by such natural disasters as earthquake, flood, or even a heavy rain.
NCRI - Almost a week ago, an earthquake measuring 7.3 struck the mountainous area in the Iran-Iraq border region. It was felt from as far away as Turkey and there are reports that the death toll is 530.
It was a highly destructive earthquake and tens of thousands of people have been left homeless and left to brave the cold weather conditions.
It was more powerful that the devastating earthquake that hit Mexico a few months ago.
NCRI - On Sunday, November 12, 2017, Mr. Hashem Khastar, representative of the Teachers' Guild Association of Iran, in an article on his Facebook account, addressed Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Iranian regime, while chastising Khamenei and calling him a dictator and expressing hope that the Iranian nation will soon achieve freedom.
The article reads in part:
NCRI - The head of Iranian regime’s Basij organization (the paramilitary suppressive force) announced the plan to establish patrols of the neighbourhoods. The state-run Etemad newspaper on Thursday compared formation of these patrols with the measures taken by “Revolutionary Committees” during the 1980s.
According to state-run ISNA news agency, in a news conference on Wednesday November 15, Gholamhossein Gheybparvar said: “We want to reduce the number of checkpoints and turn them into neighbourhood patrols.”
NCRI - Iranian regime’s MP: The number of dead is much higher than official statistics; in my opinion, more than 1,000 people died in the earthquake.
Days after the 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Kermanshah province, and following various reports on inaction of the Iranian regime's authorities to address the earthquake, government media reflected a corner of the catastrophic situation of people in the quake-stricken areas.
NCRI - A state-run media admitted that government officials and media do not inform the public about the facts and actual news on the situation of Sunday’s earthquake in Iran’s western provinces and its victims.
The state-run Jame’eh Farda (Tomorrow’s Community) media noted the secrecy of the Iranian regime in announcing the statistics and real news about the earthquake on Sunday night in the country, which killed hundreds and injured thousands, and wrote: “We hide the outrage of nature in the same way as we distort public opinion about our political failures.”
NCRI - One day after Ishaq Jahangiri, the first vice president of the Iranian regime, said most victims of the recent earthquake belong to the Mehr residence, the head of the regime's engineering system organization announced that the organization had “no oversight” over the construction of the Mehr housing project.
According to the state-run Fars news agency affiliated to IRGC, the head of the organization, Hassan Gurbankhani, said: “The engineering system organization had no supervision over the construction of the Mehr housing units, and no monitoring engineer has been introduced by the organization for the housing units.”
NCRI - Hundreds of people were killed by the earthquake that struck Iran and Iraq earlier this week. It was felt as far away as Turkey and Pakistan and eclipsed the deadly earthquake that hit Mexico in September.
One small village called Quik Hasan was particularly affected by the earthquake with over 50 deaths alone. The small farming village is home to just 170 households and the surviving inhabitants have had to survive outside in the cold since the earthquake struck.
NCRI - Recently, severe, random earthquakes have occurred across the globe. On Sunday evening a 7.3 Richter quake hit the Iran-Iraq border. Iran’s official IRNA news agency reports that at a minimum, 530 people were killed and more than 8,000 injured. Tens of thousands of homes and apartments were leveled.
However, casualty statistics may be well beyond those reported by the media, according to Farhad Tajari, a member of Iran’s parliament from Ghasr Shireen, a town in western Iran that suffered enormous damage.