The city had a population of 80,000 and death toll was high. The citadel of Bam was destroyed. Telephone links with Bam were severed and the authorities were in contact with the city area through radio and satellite phone links. More than 90 percent buildings in the city were demolished.
The international community came to the rescue of the Iranian People and tents, blankets, canned food, bread, clothing and medicines were donated liberally by some countries and sent to affected area.
Another quake rock South Asia. Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan are badly hit by the killer quake raising the death toll to 80000 in Pakistan and more than 1500 in Batalik village of Jammu & Kashmir. India extended her hands for help of earthquake victims in Pakistan also.