Earthquake in Iran kills 2, injures hundreds


At least two people were killed and more than 300 injured when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Iran Saturday night local time.

Iranian state news agency IRNA reported that the earthquake struck the city of Khoy in West Azerbaijan province in northwestern Iran at around 9:44 p.m. local time, citing the Iranian Seismological Center in Tehran.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) also recorded the quake as magnitude 5.9.

“The tremor was so strong that it was felt in many areas of West Azerbaijan province, causing concern among residents. It was also felt in several cities, including the provincial capital of Tabriz in neighboring East Azerbaijan province,” IRNA reported.

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