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2 dead, 255 injured in Iran earthquake (Channelnewsasia)

2 dead, 255 injured in Iran earthquake (Channelnewsasia)

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early on Sunday (Aug 26), killing two people and injuring more than 250, officials said. The shallow quake hit 26 kilometres southwest of the city of Javanrud in Kermanshah province, the US Geological Survey said, near the site of a powerful quake last year that killed hundreds. Kermanshah governor Houshang Bazvand told state broadcaster IRIB that two people were killed and 255 injured. The head of the emergency department at Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Saeb Sharidari, said the two dead were a pregnant woman and a 70-year-old man who suffered a heart attack. Read more

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