Iran Quake’s Toll Passes 250

In another grim revision, Iranian state television again raised the death toll on Sunday from two earthquakes, saying that 250 people had died and thousands more were injured. Iranians who lost or were evacuated from their homes in the afflicted northwestern region of the country where the earthquakes struck were shown shivering and crying while they slept outdoors in the aftermath of the tremors. The disasters came on Saturday near the city of Tabriz, and are reported to have flattened villages and caused serious damage to other structures in the area.