Iran: More children lose their lives due to frostbite in earthquake-stricken area
More than two months after the devastating Kermanshah earthquake, more children lose their lives due to frostbite in the area because Iran officials failed to provide the victims any trailers.
Some MPs and Iranian regime’s media outlets report an increase in the mortality rate of children due to cold weather in the earthquake-stricken areas.
Following the breaking of the news regarding death of several children due to frostbite in earthquake-stricken areas of Kermanshah and confirmation by two members of the regime’s parliament, the state-run Sharq newspaper wrote on Saturday January 27 that at least three other children dies in these areas.
Following the death of a four-month-old baby, it was reported on Saturday that a 17-year-old disabled child and a one-and-half year old child died due to cold weather in these areas and lack of any support or medical attention by the regime’s officials.
The state-run Sharq newspaper wrote in its report on Saturday that in addition to two young children, Sarina and Mohammad, who according to their families died in the freezing cold in earthquake-stricken Kermanshah due to lack of any proper shelter and medical care, “two other children and another teenage girl should also be added to this list.”
Last week, Shahab Naderi, member of the regime’s parliament from the city of Paveh in Kermanshah, without giving any details reported that several people died in the earthquake-stricken areas (of Kermanshah) due to frostbite.
In addition, the state-run Etemad Online website published a news on Friday January 26 confirming that several earthquake-stricken people (children) died in the area due to frostbite.
Earlier this website published an interview with the regime’s governor of Kermanshah, in which he “strongly” denied the deaths of some earthquake victims due to the cold and said: “One hundred percent sure that nobody in the areas affected by the earthquake died due to the cold.”
However, the state-run Mashreq newspaper has now published the names of a teenager and a child who died due to the cold in the region: “Noushin Mohammadi, a 17-years-old disabled girl died on Thursday, and Matiyar Shamaii, one-and-half year old child who died 40 days ago in Sarpol Zahab” due to the cold and lack of any proper shelter.
In addition, Sharq newspaper wrote: “a two-years-old boy in Sarpol Zahab also died about 25 days ago but his name is not revealed yet.”
The report said: “On December 24, Matiyar died on the street after catching cold and in his death certificate the cause of his death was mentioned as respiratory disease.”
While no government official has shown any reaction, Sharq reaction quoting a former official reported death of 5 children under the age of five.
Fatemeh Daneshvar, former member of Tehran’s city council and manager of Mehr-Afarin charity centre in an interview with Sharq said: “so far, we have received the news about the death of five children under the age of five and these deaths were due to the cold.”
An earthquake of 7.3 Richter scale hit Kermanshah on November 11, 2017 in which more than 600 people died and thousands of houses destroyed.