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Iran: At least 5 dead, 300 injured after 5.9 quake hits East Azerbaijan Province02:08

Iran: At least 5 dead, 300 injured after 5.9 quake hits East Azerbaijan Province

Iran, Islamic Republic of, East Azerbaijan Province
November 08, 2019 at 11:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least five people were killed and more than 300 injured after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Iran's East Azerbaijan Province in the early hours of Friday. The earthquake was reportedly followed by more than 50 aftershocks.

One local resident recounted the moment when the earthquake struck, "We were sleeping when the earthquake happened, and we were afraid and left the house."

Governor of East Azerbaijan Province Mohammad-Reza Pour-Mohammadi assessed the damage in the aftermath of the earthquake, noting that "around 30 houses were destroyed completely."

According to the Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake hit northwestern Iran shortly before 2:30 local time on Friday (23:00 GMT on Thursday). The injured were rushed to hospitals and rescue teams were deployed to the areas hit by the earthquake.

Iran: At least 5 dead, 300 injured after 5.9 quake hits East Azerbaijan Province02:08
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At least five people were killed and more than 300 injured after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Iran's East Azerbaijan Province in the early hours of Friday. The earthquake was reportedly followed by more than 50 aftershocks.

One local resident recounted the moment when the earthquake struck, "We were sleeping when the earthquake happened, and we were afraid and left the house."

Governor of East Azerbaijan Province Mohammad-Reza Pour-Mohammadi assessed the damage in the aftermath of the earthquake, noting that "around 30 houses were destroyed completely."

According to the Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake hit northwestern Iran shortly before 2:30 local time on Friday (23:00 GMT on Thursday). The injured were rushed to hospitals and rescue teams were deployed to the areas hit by the earthquake.

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