Residents in Khaleq Ali mourn after the quake on March 31 (epa)
April 1, 2006 -- Iranian officials say a series of earthquakes that killed more than 70 people in western Iran on March 31 also left 15,000 families homeless.
Latest official reports said 330 villages were affected by the quake, some of them completely flattened.
Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad-Baqir Zolqadr said relief operations have finished and no more bodies are believed to be under the debris.
The United Nations said it was sending a team of experts to assess Iran's needs following the earthquake. The United States offered humanitarian aid supplies.
Russia today scrapped plans to send rescuers and medical teams after Iran said they were not needed. But a Russian Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman said Iran welcomed an offer of aid.