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Death toll in Iran’s twin earthquakes is over 250

Two strong earthquakes that struck north-west Iran on 11th August 2012 killed more than 250 people and left grieving survivors — buffeted by repeated aftershocks — in a state of trauma.The first quake, of magnitude 6.2, jolted the Ahar area around 1600 hours local time, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported. Almost an hour later, a quake of 6 magnitude rocked  the city of Varzaqan and its surroundings in the same province.Thousands of people, rattled by at least 35 aftershocks, fled from their homes. Many families spent the night in parks, braving chilly conditions that prevail in the mountainous province.

Typhoon Haikui Hit East Coast China

Typhoon Haikui hit to the east coast china on 8 August 2012. By hitting hard the area around the business metropolis of shanghai with heavy wind and rain. The storm’s wind’s were at ‘Severe typhoon”. It made land fall in the Province of  Zhejiang, about 225 kilometers(140 miles) south of Shanghai. The wind speed in between 150 and 184 kilometers per hour. Chinese officials had relocated 374.000 people from shanghai and 250,000 from zhejiang.

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