Mission Network News reported rescuers and Iranians began digging through rubble in a frantic search for quake survivors on Sunday and Monday, soon after a powerful earthquake struck near the Iraqi border.

The government is scrambling to get aid to the worst-hit Kermanshah province, where hundreds of homes were destroyed.  Heart4Iran is standing by until they can get a team in to do an assessment.  The priorities, says Nazanin Baghestani, Heart4Iran, are obvious.  “Get shelter—that’s the first thing; get them to a safe place; give them the basic things.  Those who are hurt, help them because it’s hard to take everyone to the hospital, so the nurses have to go out to these places and help the hurt ones.”

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