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Powerful Earthquake Hits Near Iranian Nuclear City Of Bushehr, Dozens Of Deaths Reported


After tackling the problem of women’s nail polish and uncovered hair, maybe this will convince Iran to crack down even harder on their “immodest clothing“…

By Yeganeh Torbati and Marcus George, Yahoo! News – “A powerful earthquake struck close to Iran’s only nuclear power station on Tuesday, killing 32 people and injuring 850 as it destroyed homes and devastated two small villages, Iranian media reported.

The 6.3 magnitude quake totally destroyed one village, a Red Crescent official told the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA), but the nearby Bushehr nuclear plant was undamaged, according to Iranian officials and the Russian company that built it.

Many houses in rural parts of the province are made of mud bricks, which have been known to crumble easily in quake-prone Iran.

‘Based on the most recent figures on the impact of the earthquake, 32 people have been killed and 850 injured,’ said deputy governor of Bushehr province, Shahpour Rostami, Fars news agency reported.

Across the Gulf, offices in Qatar and Bahrain were evacuated after the quake, whose epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) southeast of the port of Bushehr, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The early afternoon shock was also felt in financial hub Dubai.

The Russian company that built the nuclear power station, 18 km (11 miles) south of Bushehr, said the plant was unaffected.

‘Personnel continue to work in the normal regime and radiation levels are fully within the norm,’ Russian state news agency RIA quoted an official at Atomstroyexport as saying.

Iran informed the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency that there was ‘no damage to the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant and no radioactive release from the installation’, an agency statement said, adding that it was not currently seeking additional information.” Read more.

Flashback: Iranian Cleric: Women’s Clothing Causes Earthquakes – “A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes… ‘Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes,’ Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Women in the Islamic Republic are required by law to cover from head to toe, but many, especially the young, ignore some of the more strict codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair.” Read more.

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