After the earthquake and Before
The eastern part of the historical town
of Bam, which houses a considerable number of historical
places including the Bam citadel, has sustained the
heaviest damages in a deadly quake that shook the town
in the southeastern province of Kerman early Friday,
head of the Cultural Heritage Organization (CHO)
Mohammad Beheshti said.
He noted a group of CHO experts has been sent to the
affected area in order to assess the damages to the
The killer earthquake razed a major part of the Silk
Road town of bam, with death toll estimates running into
Beheshti said head of the bam citadel project Afshin
Ebrahimi has been seriously wounded, adding two other
experts were unaccounted for and might be buried or
trapped under the rubble.
He stressed the restoration of the historical part of
Bam, including the Bam citadel, would start as soon as
an assessment of damages was made.
Beheshti said once a complete damage assessment is made,
an appeal for help in restoration effort may be launched
with the international organizations such as UNESCO.