Government-Built Housing Blocks Severely Damaged After Iran Earthquake

StoryfulNewsPublished: November 16, 2017
Published: November 16, 2017

Inhabitants of a housing block in Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran, built by a government program and severely damaged in a November 12 earthquake can be seen camping outside it in a video posted November 15. The facades of the Mehr housing project fell during the 7.3 magnitude earthquake":https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/186954, and tents have since appeared in the space in front of the building. The housing projects were part of a scheme launched in 2007 under former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in which the government provided land free of charge to developers to build affordable housing units, Iranian media said. Current President Rouhani called for an investigation into the construction of the buildings in a speech in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab on November 14. Credit: YouTube/Mohammad Lord via Storyful

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