Moderate Quake Injures 35 in Iran

by VR Sreeraman on  March 7, 2007 at 7:45 PM General Health News
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Moderate Quake Injures 35 in Iran
Earthquake in Tehran,Iran, has injured at least 35 people who need medical treatment. Several bulidings were destroyed when a moderate quake measuring 4.8 on Richter scale hit Iran's Lorestan province Wednesday.

The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at 2 a.m., was at Daroud city in west Iran, said an official of the city governor's office.

The shards of glass from broken windows and a stampede due to widespread panic caused the injuries, the official said. No deaths were reported.

In 2006, 70 people were killed and 1,200 injured when a strong quake measuring 6 on the Richter scale hit Daroud.

Source: IANS
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