The state-run news agencies published a story on January 24, 2018, reporting the death of a two-year-old girl in Kermanshah, western Iran.
Sarina died on January 18, 2018, after catching the flu.
More than 70 days after the earthquake, her father says the authorities failed to provide his family a trailer or any form of shelter and the little Sarina died due to the freezing winter cold.
Speaking to the state-run news agencies, Sarina’s father said his family used to live in Sarpol-e Zahab. But after the earthquake destroyed their home, they had to move out to the village of Naveh Fareh where they lived in a tent.
Mr. Zahabi said their requests to receive a trailer did not get anywhere. Sarina got sick and her condition got worse every day due to the freezing cold and lack of an adequate shelter.
“High fever and repeated seizures worsened Sarina’s condition and the clinic in Sarpol-e Zahab did not have a specialist doctor. On January 17, she lost consciousness and we took her to the city’s hospital but they did not have adequate facilities and doctors and they could not do anything for Sarina. They told me to take her to a hospital in Kermanshah.”
On January 18, Sarina died in a hospital in Kermanshah in his father’s arms.
Mr. Zahabi said Vice President Jahangiri had visited Naveh Fareh village after the earthquake but he did not order any measures to help the residents. (The state-run Tasnim news agency – January 24, 2018)