Iran to build 20,000 houses in quake-hit areas
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.14/ Trend F.Milad/
Some 20,000 houses will be built for people in quake-hit areas of East Azerbaijan Province, the governor general of the province stated.
Ahmad Alireza-Beigi told the IRIB on Monday that people have been accommodated in makeshift settlements.
According to the latest official reports, 253 people died and 1380 were injured in two successive earthquakes that hit the northwestern Iranian province of East Azerbaijan on Saturday.
Of 538 villages in the East Azerbaijan, 110 villages sustained about 40 to 100 percent damage. About 5,000 buildings have been damaged.