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Disaster Epidemiology Lessons From Bam Earthquake Dec 26, 2003 Iran Part 3 : The nature and main impacts of Bam earthquake. A. Ardalan MD, MPH, PhD student in Epidemiology. 1. Learning objectives :

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Disaster Epidemiology Lessons From Bam Earthquake Dec 26, 2003 Iran

Part 3: The nature and main impacts of Bam earthquake

A. Ardalan MD, MPH, PhD student in Epidemiology

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Learning objectives:

  • To understand the nature of

Bam earthquake

  • To understand the main

impacts of Bam earthquake

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The main impacts of

  • Bam earthquake
  • Although the impact of the

earthquake seems to be limited to a

relatively small area of about 16 km

in radius, the 2,500 years old

historic city of Bam was almost

completely destroyed.

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The Citadel of Bam which was once built up to save the lives of people, could not even save itself.

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The main impacts

  • of Bam earthquake
  • Number of killed: 40,000
  • Number of injured: 30,000
  • Number of hospitalized: 12,000

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The main impacts of Bam earthquake

  • Human resource tragedy:
  • Death or miss of substantial

number of local civil servants

from professional and managerial

cadres

  • Nearly 50 % of the local health

staff dead or missed.

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The main

  • impacts
  • of Bam
  • earthquake
  • Number of houses destroyed

beyond repair: 25,000 (85 %)

  • Number of homeless people: 75,000

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The main impacts of Bam earthquake

Number of health facilities

destroyed (nearly 100%):

District Hospitals: 3 Health Houses: 95

Urban Health Centers: 10 Rural Health Centers: 14

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The main impacts of Bam earthquake All-major public buildings, including the district governor’s office have been partially or completely damaged.

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The main impacts of Bam earthquake

Electricity and water supply in

the city were also severely affected.

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The main impacts of Bam earthquake

  • Number of schools destroyed

or unusable: 131 (100%)

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You might have asked yourself, how come, that such moderate earthquake, can cause such vast devastation. Please follow the lecture.We will find out together!

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