Man rescued alive nearly two weeks after Bam quake as Jordan's Queen visits victims
A person was found alive Wednesday after nearly two weeks beneath the Bam quake rubbles in southeastern Iran. The man, 57, was then taken to hospital for medical treatment, state radio reported Thursday, cited by Reuters.
Meanwhile, Jordanian Queen Rania arrived Wednesday at the airport of the Iranian city of Bam, recently hit by a devastating earthquake.
Queen Rania, accompanied by teams from Jordanian rescue
organizations, was welcomed by deputy of provincial governor general, according to IRNA news agency.
During her one-day visit, the Queen was to visit a Jordanian field hospital, to see the remains of the Citadel of Bam, Arg-e Bam and natural disasters headquarters of the city which was shaken by the quake on December 26, killing tens of thousands of people.
Upon the Queen's arrival, she said the scope of the catastrophe requires cooperation based on humanitarian principles regardless of language and race, adding that all people should make their efforts to make up for the losses.
Furthermore, according to the agency, the Queen noted that fortunately, the world has demonstrated its cooperation to rebuild the city and help the victims.
She added that the city of Bam would be restored through ongoing efforts of cooperation.
Meanwhile, a consignment carried by a Jordanian plane was unloaded in the Bam airport earlier this week with relief supplies and equipment. (Albawaba.com)
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