Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Nairo Quintana, second in this year’s Tour de France, says he will race in the Vuelta a España, due to start August 20
  • India has blocked hundreds of adult websites to prevent pornography becoming a social nuisance, a government official said
  • Tom Danielson, former team-mate of Lance Armstrong, admitted on Twitter he has tested positive for testosterone
  • Russian law enforcers killed six people suspected of involvement in “international terrorism“ in the city of Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria
  • Spain: A 27-year-old illegal immigrant was found dead, asphyxiated, hidden in a suitcase placed in the trunk of a car, on a ferry
  • CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu has accused Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan of blocking efforts to form a coalition government
  • At least 27 people were killed when a Syrian jet fighter crashed into a busy marketplace in the town of Ariha, near the Turkish border
Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit
Iran claims nuclear reactor undamaged by quake
close share panel

Share this article

Twitter Facebook

The death toll following a powerful earthquake in Iran has risen to 37 according to state media, with some 850 injured.

The 6.3 magnitude quake struck near the country’s only nuclear power station, but Iranian authorities and its Russian builders say the facility is undamaged.

Around 700 mud and brick homes were destroyed by the quake and rescue efforts continued into the night.

The Red Crescent which is providing survivors with food and shelter was searching for survivors in the rubble.

The epicentre was 89km southeast of the port of Bushehr. Across the gulf offices in Qatar and Bahrain were evacuated and the shock was also felt in the financial hub of Dubai.

Iran is the only country operating a nuclear plant that does not belong to the Convention on Nuclear Safety, negotiated after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

The Bushehr reactor continues to be a source of concern as it sits at the intersection of three tectonic plates.

More about: