(Persia Digest) – The CEO of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Kermanshah said: “Last night’s earthquake has damaged five historic buildings in this area, in the towns of Qasr-e Shirin, Sarpol Zahab, and Dalahu. Other sites are being visited for damage assessment.”
Jalil Balaei added: “The Shah Abbasi Carevanserai, Khosrow Monument, and Chahar-Qapi in Qasr-e Shirin, Yazdgerd Fort in Dalahu, and Zij-e Manijeh in Sarpol Zahab are among the monuments damaged.”
Balaei reiterated: “The extent of damages to these buildings is not clear yet. Groups from the Cultural Heritage Organization have been dispatched to the area to assess the damages.”
The Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism CEO of Ilam has also reported possible damages to seven historic buildings in this Province caused by the earthquake last night, adding: “The walls of Bastan Shenasi National Museum in Darreh Shahr have cracked.” Seyed-Mohsen Alavi, Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism CEO of Kurdistan Province said: “No damages have been incurred by the ancient monuments of this province in last night’s earthquake.”
The CEO of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Azerbaijan has announced that the historic buildings of this province in northwestern Iran have not been damaged.
Morteza Abdar said: “We can say with certainty that the earthquake has not caused any damages to the historic monuments of Tabriz. The tremor was felt in East Azerbaijan, but no damages were incurred.”
As reported by Persia Digest, an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale shook western Iran last night. According to reports, over 210 people have lost their lives and over 2500 have been injured. The severity of the earthquake was so high that it was felt in all the western provinces of Iran.