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iran-iraq earthquake: rouhani vows action over collapsed buildings

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iran-iraq earthquake: rouhani vows action over collapsed buildings

image copyrighthandoutimage caption mr rouhani said the government would give financial help to those left homeless after the quake iran's president hassan rouhani has vowed to "find the culprits" responsible for buildings collapsing in a 7.3-magnitude earthquake on sunday.he suggested that government-built buildings had collapsed while privately-built ones remained standing.as he spoke in the worst-affected city, sarpol-e zahab, he gestured to two buildings, one of which had collapsed while the other had not.more than 400 people were killed and close to 8,000 injured in the quake.although an earlier report from the state news agency irna said 530 people had died, the death toll was later revised downward, to 432. but many more people are thought to have died and been buried without death certificates, meaning they are not included in the official figures.the government is scrambling to get aid to kermanshah province in the west of the country, where hundreds of homes were destroyed and people have spent two nights outdoors in the cold.president rouhani visited the region on tuesday - a national day of mourning - and made an address that was broadcast live on tv.he said the government would lend and give money to those left homeless, and hold accountable anyone found not to have upheld building standards. "who is to be blamed?" he asked."these are the issues that we should follow, we should find the culprits and people are waiting for us to introduce the culprit...