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Quake Damage to Kermanshah Agriculture Estimated

Quake Damage to Kermanshah Agriculture Estimated Quake Damage to Kermanshah Agriculture Estimated

The recent earthquake that hit western Iran inflicted losses estimated to be 8 trillion rials ($200 million) on the agriculture sector of Kermanshah Province, the head of Kermanshah Agricultural Jihad Organization said on Tuesday.

“Damage caused to livestock farms, fodder barns and agricultural processing industries accounts for 3 trillion rials ($75 million) of the total amount,” Khosro Shahbazi was also quoted as saying by IRNA.

"More than 3.3 trillion rials ($82.5 million) in damage were inflicted on water and soil infrastructures, including pumping stations, water wells and irrigation pools."

Noting that the estimated damage to fisheries stands at 170 billion rials ($4.25 million), he said the loss of livestock includes 197,000 head of light livestock worth 1,400 billion ($35 million), 3,800 head of heavy livestock worth 160 billion rials ($4 million), 10,000 honeybee colonies worth 30 billion rials ($750,000) and 115,000 chickens worth 12 billion rials (300,000).

Damage amounting to 170 billion rials ($4.25 million) was inflicted on office buildings of the organization.

The 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Kermanshah Province and the regions bordering Iraq on November 8, killing over 500 people and injuring thousands of others.

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