Facebook Blocks $200000 Donation to Iran Quake Victims

Iran after the earthquake

Facebook Blocks $200000 Donation to Iran Quake Victims

At least 540 people were killed and close to 8,000 injured when the quake hit Sunday.

Iranians living outdoors in bitterly cold temperatures after an quake are making desperate pleas for help.

Many houses in rural parts of the province are made of mud bricks and are known to crumble easily in quake-prone Iran. He said his children have slept outdoor in the freezing cold since Sunday. It was one of the strongest on earth this year, as well as the deadliest. Instead, people were having to trek to the other side of town to get water from a tank.

Television reports said electricity was cut off in several Iranian and Iraqi cities and thousands left their homes to seek safety in the open spaces amidst fears of aftershocks while rescuers have stepped up efforts to find dozens trapped under the rubble.

"It is a very cold night... we need help". This is why so many died.

Sarpol-e-Zahab was the worst affected town on the Iran-Iraq border where the quake struck- nearly half of the total dead were in that town and even the hospital was too badly damaged to take in patients.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a contractor responsible for a recently built hospital which was heavily damaged in the town of Islamabad-e Gharb, parliamentarian Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said on Tuesday, according to the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA).

Iran suffers after the powerful earthquake
Facebook Blocks $200000 Donation to Iran Quake Victims

Mansoureh Bagheri, an Iran-based official with the Red Crescent Society, told the BBC about 12,000 residential buildings had "totally collapsed".

"Immediately after the quake, the IRGC rushed to the area to help", said Brigadier General Hossein Salami, deputy head of the Guards.

She said now that rescue operations had ended, the priority was getting people into shelters as quickly as possible, and that the delivery of aid was on track.

"Newly constructed buildings... held up well, but the old houses built with earth were totally destroyed", he told state TV while visiting the affected region.

When you want to donate for Iran for the natural disaster on Facebook but the feature of donation is not available in Taiwan, also you can not donate for Iranian Red Crescent Society.

The temblor hit about 19 miles (31 kilometers) outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and struck 14.4 miles (23.2 kilometers) below the surface, a somewhat shallow depth that can cause broader damage.

Tremors were felt as far away as Turkey, Israel and Kuwait.

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