Iran Speaker in Kermanshah to visit quake-hit areas

IRNA – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has arrived in western city of Kermanshah to tour the regions, hit by a killer 7.3 magnitude quake on Sunday last week.

Governor General of Kermanshah Houshang Bazvand, parliament deputies representing the city of Kermanshah, and a number of provincial officials were at the local airport to welcome the speaker.

Larijani is in Kermanshah to receive firsthand account of the relief and rescue operations in the quake-stricken areas.

Ministers of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh and of Economy and Finance Masood Karbasian accompany the speaker in the visit.
President Hassan Rouhani had visited the area on Tuesday.

The quake had killed 436 and injured 10,179 others, damaging more than 1,000 villages and more than 31,000 residential units.