History Repeats

Hasan Sarbakhshian/ap

AFTERSHOCK: Grief, and the scale of the devastation, overwhelm a survivor in Dahoueieh

Think of it as an aftershock — 14 months after the main temblor. In the early hours of last Tuesday morning, the earth around the town of Zarand, in Iran's Kerman province, was convulsed by a quake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was just 250 km northwest of Bam, where a violent tremor killed some 31,000 people in December 2003. This time, the death toll will be significantly lower. Zarand and the 50 villages affected have a total population of 30,000 and Kerman's deputy governor Mohammad-Javad Fadaee has confirmed more than 600 fatalities so far. Yet statistics cannot...

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