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5/31/04

Iran: Quake inflicts no damage to historical Gazorkhan Castle in Qazvin

Qazvin, May 31, IRNA -- Qazvin Cultural Heritage Organization (CHO) Director-General Nader Mohammadzadeh said here Monday that the powerful earthquake in this northwestern city inflicted no damage to the historical Gazorkhan Castle.

The powerful earthquake, measuring 5.5 degrees on the Richter scale, hit nine northern cities killing at least 30 people and injuring 200 others. Other disaster agencies have placed the number at 35.

The official rejected news reports saying historical objects of the Alamout region were damaged, and said there was only a landslide in Houdakan mountain which caused no damage.

He noted that earthquakes with of lesser intensity cannot damage historical monuments of the region due to the security measures that have been put in place to protect them.

The Gazorkhan Castle is among the many historical mouments of Iran which are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites.

The powerful earthquake, measuring 5.5 degrees on the Richter scale, hit nine northern cities killing at least 22 people and injuring 200 others. Other disaster agencies have placed the number at 35.

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