Iran earthquake: A united nation rising to help

Press TV – A powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale has hit the border region between Iran and Iraq causing extensive material damage and loss of life in some western Iranian provinces, most notably in Kermanshah Province.

As the nation overcomes the first aftermath of this natural disaster, people rally to help their fellow compatriots affected by the trembler. Long lines have been formed by people willing to donate blood to help people in the quake-hit areas as the country’s rescue teams and military units rush to help those in need.

What follows is a selection of photos and videos showing how Iranian nation acts in unison to help those hit by Sunday earthquake.

This photo shows Iranian people attending a blood transfusion center to donate blood after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran, November 13, 2017. (Photo by Mehr News Agency)

This photo shows Iranian people lining up outside Tehran Province’s General Department for Blood Transfusion to donate blood after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran, November 13, 2017. (Photo by Mehr News Agency)

Rescue workers search for survivors amid the rubble following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Victims receive treatment at a hospital following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Rescue personnel conduct search and rescue work following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake at Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran’s Kermanshah Province on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Men tend to an injured woman following an earthquake in Iran’s western Kermanshah Province, November 13, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Rescue personnel conduct search and rescue work following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shakes Iran’s western province of Kermanshah, November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Iranians donate blood after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran, November 13, 2017. (Photo by Mehr News Agency)

Iran’s military forces help transfer body of a quake victim in Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah, November 13, 2017. (Photo by Mehr News Agency)