Iran quake leaves three dead, 200 injured

Dhaka,  Sun,  23 July 2017
Published : 14 May 2017, 22:10:39
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Iran quake leaves three dead, 200 injured

TEHRAN, May 14: A strong 5.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Iran and left three people dead and 200 injured in a remote area, according to world media reports.

The quake that struck late Saturday jolted the town of Pishqaleh, a farming region close to the Turkmenistan border, with a population of about 2,000 people, some 800 kilometres (498 miles) northeast of the capital Tehran.

The earthquake led to a power outage and TV reports said the quake damaged several buildings in nearby villages.

Iran is prone to daily quakes as it sits on many major fault lines. In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude temblor flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.

 
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