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Iran vows new homes for shaken quake victims
Tehran's plan to build 20,000 houses will mean moving thousands of villagers from ancestral lands.
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2012 21:36

Iran has announced plans to build 20,000 houses for people left homeless by Saturday's twin earthquakes in the country's rural northwest.

Tehran said it is aiming to complete the construction in two and a half months.

The campaign will mean moving thousands of people from their ancestral land.

Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports from East Azerbaijan province, in northwest Iran.

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