NEW YORK TIMES REPORT –
15 Nov 2017 – NYT – Our Tehran bureau chief, traveling with a photographer, reached the earthquake-ravaged area of western Iran.
The death toll has surpassed 530, he writes, “a massive loss of life” accompanied by vast structural damage — a painful test for the government’s resources and capabilities.
In one village, he found a lone Shiite cleric who was trying to help. “I’m trying to talk to people about God, give them peace of mind — that is all I can do,” he said. “And pray. One can always pray.”