27 August 2018
The situation Report
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake on the Richter scale hit, Tazehabad a city and the capital of Salas-e Babajani County, Kermanshah Province, Iran, on Sunday August 26, 2018 at 02:43 local time, killing 2 people and injuring 267. The epicenter of the earthquake was at 34.63o degrees north and 46.22o degrees east at the depth of 8 km. It was felt in districts of Kermanshah and Kurdistan Provinces and led people to flee out their houses.
Iranian Red Crescent
According to Head for Relief and Rescue Organisation of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, 21 assessment teams (consist of 40 operational forces) deployed to the affected area and assessed 42 villages (22 villages in Solas-e Babajani, 8 villages in Javanrood, 12 villages in Sar Pol-e Zahab).
18 Ambulances, 3 rescue vehicles and 3 helicopters have been dispatched by Relief and Rescue Organisation of the Iranian Red Crescent Society for providing aids and services and 7000 bottles of drinking water were distributed on the day of quake occurrence.
He added that the organization is preparing the emergency sheltering for quake affected people.
For further information specifically related to this operation, please contact:
Dr. Davood Bagheri, USG for International Affairs and IHL of the Iranian Red Crescent Society
Tel: +98 21 88662618-9
Fax: +98 21 88201052