Monday 20 November 2017
News ID: 46420
Publish Date: 13 November 2017 - 20:42

KERMANSHAH (Dispatches)- Iranian Vice-President and Head of Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization Ali Asqar Mounesan announced on Monday that a number of historical places have been damaged in the strong quake which hit Western Iran on Sunday night.
"5 historical sites in Kermanshah province and over 7 monuments in Ilam province have been damaged by the earthquake," Mounesan said on Monday.
However, he assured that the historical monuments have sustained 20% damage and can be mended and restored, and expressed relief that the artifacts being kept at the museums in both provinces have remained unharmed.  
A strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale rattled all cities and towns along Iran's Western border with Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 400 people.





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