Iran earthquakes ‘leave 80 dead’ in Tabriz region

Posted: August 12, 2012 in Emergencies, Environment, Health, Internally displaced persons, Iran, Middle East, News, Uncategorized
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The Daily Cheese.

Two strong earthquakes have struck north-western Iran, leaving at least 80 people dead and hundreds more injured, officials say.

The quakes struck near the city of Tabriz and the town of Ahar, but most of the casualties are thought to be in outlying villages.

Reports say phone lines to many villages have been cut off, making rescue efforts harder.

The US Geological Service measured the quakes at magnitude 6.4 and 6.3.

“The quake has created huge panic among the people,” one resident of Tabriz told the BBC. “Everyone has rushed to the streets and the sirens of ambulances are everywhere.”

The two earthquakes came within minutes of each other, according to seismology experts at Tehran University.

Dozens of rescue workers have been sent to the region, but the onset of darkness has hampered relief efforts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19226500#FBM110852

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