Latest Bandar-Abbas Stories

2008-09-10 12:00:17

Four people died as a strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Iran Wednesday near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, state media said. State-owned Press TV said local officials in Iran's Hormozgan Province described the quake as demolishing nearly 200 villages, killing at least four people and injuring 26 others, adding that rescue teams have been dispatched to the area. The Gulf island of Qeshm bore most of the casualties, sources told the BBC, which reported the injured were being...

2005-11-27 12:53:16

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and 50 injured when an earthquake razed mud-brick villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm off Iran's south coast on Sunday, officials and state media said. Iran's official news agency IRNA said the quake, with a magnitude of 5.9, shook southern Iran for about 10 to 15 seconds at 1:53 P.M. (10:23 a.m. GMT). Tahereh Irankhah, a volunteer with the Red Crescent in Qeshm, said the main hospital on the island was struggling to...

2005-11-27 07:55:19

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - At least seven people have been killed and many more injured in an Iranian earthquake that badly damaged four villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm, officials and state television said on Sunday. In addition to the damage done to the villages of Tonban, Gavarzin and Khaledi, state television said marketplaces in the island's capital Qeshm City had been shaken to the ground. Qeshm is a much-loved tourist spot in southern Hormuzgan province....

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