Sunday, 26 August 2018

Tragedy! Serious earthquake hits northwest Iran, killing 2 and wounded 241

Iran has witnessed a strong Earthquake, which has left though only two dead, leaving 241 wounded, according to report from the Tasnim news agency on Sunday. The majority of the casualties were in the city of Tazehabad, northeast of Kermanshah, according to Tasnim. A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near the Iranian city of Kermanshah.

Tasnim also reported that two aftershocks above 3.0 on the Richter scale were also recorded.

The US Geological Survey reported that a shallow, magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck about 55 miles (88 km) west-northwest of Kermanshah.

The quake was felt as far away as Baghdad, according to Iraqi state television, which also said there were no injuries recorded.

Last November, a 7.3 magnitude quake struck villages and towns in Kermanshah province, along the mountainous border with Iraq, killing at least 530 people and injuring thousands of others. It was Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade.

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