2 killed, 241 injured in Iran earthquake

Tehran: Three earthquakes, included one at magnitude 6, have struck western Iran, with state media reporting at least two people killed and 241 injured.

The US Geological Survey said two other earthquakes, measuring 4.4 and 4.2 magnitude, struck early today near the city of Javanrud in Iran’s Kermanshah province.

The state-run IRNA news agency said one of the two killed was a 70-year-old man who died of a heart attack during the earthquakes.

Iran is prone to earthquakes. Last November, a major 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the same region, killing over 530 people

and injuring thousands, the Associated Press (AP) news reported. –ONA


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