Report: Most of 306 people killed by Iran earthquakes are women, children
NBC News Staff – NBC News – Tuesday, 14 August 2012 (originally published 13 Aug)
The death toll after twin earthquakes struck rural northwest Iran jumped to 306 on Monday — with most of the victims women and children, local media reported.
Of the 306 deaths, morgues had counted 219 women and children and 49 men, pan-Arab news channel Al Jazeera reported quoted Vahid Dastjerdi as saying.
Thousands huddled in makeshift camps or slept in the street after Saturday’s temblors for fear of more aftershocks, 60 of which had already struck. A lack of tents and other supplies left them exposed to the night chill, one witness told Reuters . . .
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