On December 26, 2003 an earthquake measuring 6.5R hit the city of Bam,a desert oasis, located on the outskirts of the Dasht-e-Lut desert inSoutheastern Iran. The earthquake’s epicenter that happened in theheart of Bam inflicted horrendous damage on its mud-brick buildings.

The earthquake took the lives of nearly 50,000 people, closeto 20% of the entire population and rendered more than 75,000 peoplehomeless. Three months after such a major catastrophe its people areproving to be resilient from its psychological and economical impacts
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