IOC Voices Readiness to Help Earthquake-Affected People in Western Iran

IOC Voices Readiness to Help Earthquake-Affected People in Western Iran
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Published November 18th, 2017 - 20:31 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach
President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, has expressed his organization’s preparedness to help families stricken in recent earthquake in the western part of Iran, which has left at least 500 people dead, hundreds of others injured and dozens of villages destroyed.

The quake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale rattled the border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday night, causing extensive damage and loss of life.

According to the latest figures, at least 436 people have lost their lives and 9,388 others sustained injuries in the earthquake. More than 12,000 homes have also been completely destroyed in the incident.

The letter added, “The Olympic Movement stands ready to help Iran in whatever way we can. Sport can play an important role in the rebuilding of your nation and in helping people normalize their lives.”

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