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Search Slows as Iran Quake's Toll Is 20,000

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Search Slows as Iran Quake's Toll Is 20,000

Search Slows as Iran Quake's Toll Is 20,000

Search Slows as Iran Quake's Toll Is 20,000

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Officials estimate the death toll of a massive earthquake in Bam, Iran, at 20,000. Workers in the city are now reportedly using backhoes to bury the dead. Observers say that while food and medical supplies for survivors are now arriving in the city, chances are slim that anyone else will be found alive. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post reporter Karl Vick.