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Iran / Earthquake / Bozorgmehr Interview #744855

CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 26, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(No location given: Matthew Chance) The impact of a devastating earthquake in Iran that has killed thousands featured; scenes shown of the levelled city of Bam; geological map shown; details recalled about the 1990 quake. [Iranian interior MINISTER - {thru translator} outlines what is needed to help.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with Iranian journalist Shirzad Bozorgmehr†; scenes shown of the damages in Bam. [On phone, BOZORGMEHR - outlines the use of rudimentary tools to try to slowly rescue those buried & the need for international help with special equipment; wonders about the political consequences of seeking help from the US & doubts American aid would be accepted; explains what the scene will be in the near future because of the massive nature of the quake creating a monumental task.]

Lin, Carol;
Chance, Matthew

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