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Bam Earthquake Temporary Accommodation

On December 26th 2003, a large earthquake of magnitude 6.7 (Ms) shook the Bam district located in Southeast Iran. About 80% of buildings fully collapsed. Several dozen villages were destroyed and tens of them were severely damaged. More than 34,000 people were killed, and 200,000 were injured.


2340 temporary units were built to accommodate the victims in just 2 months, using light steel framing systems.

The construction of these units was carried out by local workers, with no prior experience in light steel framing.

The following documentary shows the extent of this disaster and the construction process of the temporary accommodations.

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