British pharmaceutical company ready to aid Iran quake-stricken people

London, Nov 14, IRNA – GSK, a British major pharmaceutical company, expressed readiness to dispatch the mostly needed drugs and medical equipment to the quake-hit areas in western Iran.

The British company has announced it is making the necessary coordination with competent Iranian officials through its Tehran office to supply the quake-stricken people with the needed drugs, said an informed source with the Iranian embassy in London.

The 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked west of Iran and areas in eastern Iraq on Sunday night killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands others injured.

The quake, with its epicenter at a depth of 11 km, occurred at 21:05 local time (17:35 GMT) on Sunday (November 12).

Following the devastating earthquake, Some British individuals, institutions and companies have called the Iranian embassy in London over the past two days voicing their readiness to send humanitarian supplies to affected areas.

Iranian embassy in London issued a statement on Tuesday appreciating all those who have offered to send their supplies to Iranian quake-stricken people.

The latest statistics released by official sources put the death toll of the deadly quake in western Iran at 432, with 7817 others injured.


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