News ID: 204407
Published: 0327 GMT November 15, 2017

Artists extend sympathy for Iran's quake victims

Artists extend sympathy for Iran's quake victims

A number of domestic and international artists have expressed sympathy for the victims of the earthquake that hit vast areas on the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday.

Iranian actor Navid Mohammad-Zadeh, who won the Best Actor award for his rôle in 'No Date, No Signature' at the 19th Bratislava International Film Festival from November 9-16 donated his award to the quake victims.

Well-known Iranian vocalist Shahram Nazeri and Kamkars Ensemble will hold a fundraising concert for the victims of the earthquake.

The concert is scheduled for November 20 at the Interior Ministry's Hall.

The Spanish singer and songwriter Enrique Iglesias and the South Korean actress Lee Young-ae are the most notable among the international artists expressing compassion through their social media pages.

Iglesias posted a message on his Instagram page on Tuesday, in which he wrote: "Everyone please send your love, thoughts and prayers to those suffering from the earthquake in Iran and Iraq."

Lee extended sympathy with both nations by expressing hope for the quick renovation of the hit regions in Iran. She further noted that she was depressed after hearing the news about beautiful Iran.

A large number of Iranian artists and famous figures, including actors Pejman Jamshidi, Ashkan Khatibi, Hamid Farrokh-Nejad, Rambod Javan, Mohammadreza Golzar, Mahnaz Afshar, Fariba Kosari and Leila Otadi, offered sympathies via their social media pages as well.

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck villages and towns in Iran's western province of Kermanshah on Sunday night, killing hundreds and injuring thousands.

The quake hit the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 15km from the border in Kermanshah, the hardest.

A majority of the victims were from Sarpol-e Zahab. Regional countries including Turkey, Kuwait, and the UAE also reported feeling a tremor.

Lee Young-ae is a South Korean actress. She is famous in Iran for her appearance as Seo Jang‑Feum (Yangum) in the Korean historical drama 'Dae Jang Geum'.

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He is widely regarded as the King of Latin Pop.

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