Iran Quake: Extra Cops Stay in Disaster Area
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Thousands of Iranian extra police forces deployed to the quake-hit province of Kermanshah will remain on duty in the disaster area to ensure security until life fully returns to normal, Iran’s Police commander said.
In comments on Sunday evening, General Hossein Ashtari gave an assurance that the Police will keep enforcing the law in the quake-ravaged areas until people restart their normal lives.
According to the commander, 10,000 police forces are present in the western province of Kermanshah as part of the quake response operation.
Given the time-consuming process of reconstruction, the police forces will remain in the areas devastated by the earthquake to serve the people, the general added.
After a week of hard work and uninterrupted relief operation, the Iranian civilian and military forces are still busy helping victims of a massive earthquake that struck Kermanshah on November 12.
Figures show that more than 400 people have died in the 7.3 magnitude tremor, whose epicenter was near Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah.
Officials say the earthquake has destroyed 11,000 rural houses and 4,500 urban dwellings in Kermanshah province.