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Iran: 75 injured in 5.9 magnitude earthquake

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As per the details given by the head of Iran Emergency Organisation Pir Hossein Kolivand, in an earthquake measuring 5.9-magnitude on the Richter scale that took place in Iran’s Gilangharb city injured at least 75 people.

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The epicenter of the earthquake that hit the country’s western part was monitored at 34.16 degrees north latitude and 45.66 degrees east longitude with a depth of 10 km, according to Iran’s Seismology Center.

Not only this but also at least 15 aftershocks jolted the city ranging from 3 to 4.8-magnitude so far, said reports.

Speaking about the incident to the media, a medical officer said: “Most of the injured people were hurt while escaping to the outdoors in panic. Assessment teams of Iran’s Red Crescent Society have been dispatched to the site of earthquake.”

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