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Turkmenistan delivers humanitarian aid to earthquake-torn areas in Iran.

Turkmenistan delivered humanitarian cargo to the earthquake-torn town Sarpol-e-Zahab in Kermanshah province of Iran, Turkmen foreign ministry said.

The cargo worth 280,000 manats ($80,000) that included medicines was delivered by a special motorcade.

The ceremony of handing over medicines was held in the pharmaceutical warehouse of Medical University oin Meshhed city.

On November 13, a powerful magnitude-7.3 earthquake rocked the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing more than 450 people and injuring thousands more. More than 70,000 people were in need of emergency shelter, the Iranian Red Crescent said.

The hardest hit province was Kermanshah, more than 236 people died in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab near the Iraq border.

In Kermanshah's Dalahu county, the local governor was quoted as saying that some villages had been completely destroyed.

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Date:Nov 21, 2017
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