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Would like to extend my condolences and of course I hope all the XT members are alright :depress:

May the souls of the victims rest in peace
 

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What happened? I would look it up but I am very busy. :stuckup:
 

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An earthquake taking a deathtoll of over 4.000 currently and they estimate it could go up to 10.000 with 30.000 people injured.

Holy shit thats big. :eek:
 

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The number of dead is 5000-6000 according to the BBC. :( Click here for the story and here for the pictures. The UK have sent rescue teams to help the survivors, lets hope this is over soon. :(
 

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What!?!? They said 10,000 maximum! The news is on now, one second... :depress:
 

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It was 6,3 on the richter scale. :notlist: :depress:
 

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This is indeed terrible. :depress:

The epicentre was in the city of Bama (200k people), 1000 km southeast of Tehran. The city downtown (15th-16th century) is reported to have been completely destroyed - 60% of the buildings in the city are said to have been leveled. Russian news agency Itar-tass reports 40,000 dead. :(

AP quotes official Iranian sources at 10,000.

Terrible, terrible, nonetheless...
 

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:eek: My thoughts are with the people of Iran. :depress:
 

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40,000! Thats a 5th of the whole city! :eek: :depress:
 

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70% of the beautiful ancient city Bam has been ruined. Help has been recieved from Tokyo, Moscow,...

70 English men with special equipment and dogs are already in Bam to help.

Whole city population: 90,000

Number of the dead: 20,000

Number of the injured: 30,000

But the worst thing is there's practically no hospital there anymore. The injured get transferred to mosques or other cities' hospitals.
 

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In the US this same week, a quake of the same scale killed just 3.

Do you notice the deep chasm in this? (no pun intended) :(
 

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It was in the Nevada desert or what? But seriously, the buildings in Iran are terrible. Even an earthquake of that same scale can kill millions in Tehran.:eek: :depress:

Thousand of Bam people stayed outside at -9'C last night. Unbelievable.

Everybody, helps as much as they can. Hundreds of buses and trucks are in city centers all over the country to gather aid.

Germany, Belgium, Turkey, England, Russia,... have already helped.
 
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