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SW Iran quake injury count hits 51


The number of people injured in Wednesday quake in Sisakht mounted to 51 ones, Iran Emergency spokesman said, APA reported citing IRNA.

 

Thirty one of those injured were transferred to hospital and 20 others were treated on site.

 

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale rocked Sisakht in southwestern Province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad on Wednesday.

 

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred at 8:38 hours local time (4:08 GMT) in an area located at the depth of 8 km underground.

 

Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes. Also on Sunday, a 5.3-Richter quake rattled the area, as result of which 54 people were injured.

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