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Earthquake hits Iran late at night, 3 dead, 800 injured

Foreign news agencies reported that an earthquakeviolence5.9 magnitude near Khoy in western Azerbaijan province. Northwestern Iran At approximately 9:44 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023, the center was only 7 km deep.

The earthquake damaged at least 70 villages around Khoi. Some places also had a power outage. So far, three bodies have been found and at least 816 have been injured, with some having been taken to nearby hospitals.

after birthearthquakeMain until now More than 40 aftershocks have followed, with the strongest having a magnitude of 4.2, as local media showed footage showing scores of people evacuating affected homes.damage Many went to live in makeshift tents. In the air near the freezing point of winter

Mr. Babak Mahmoudi, head of the National Rescue and Relief AgencyIran It said two planes had left Tehran’s Mehrabad airport after midnight. to transport assistance Go out to the city of Khoi. as well as dozens of trucks carrying aid from neighboring provinces intoMuang Khoitoo


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