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Toll from Iran Quake May Reach 20,000

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Toll from Iran Quake May Reach 20,000

Toll from Iran Quake May Reach 20,000

Toll from Iran Quake May Reach 20,000

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The toll from a major earthquake in the southeastern Iranian city of Bam remains imprecise, but estimates of the dead range as high as 20,000. As much 80 percent of the ancient Silk Road trading post was destroyed, including buildings that stood for 2,000 years. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and reporter Farhad Pouladi of Agence France-Presse in Tehran.

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