Iran shattered by earthquake
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 24 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran has been shattered by a 5,1 earthquake early this morning, IRNA reported.
The eathquake occured in Iran's Cahar Mahal Bakhtiyari province, near the Boldagi city.
Head of Iran's Red Crescent Society Mahmood Muzafer said that employees of the crescent have been dispatched to the area of the earthquake to help potential victims.
Muzafer also said that a special red crescent headquarters have been established near the occured earthquake area, adding that first groups of crescent's employees are already working in the area.
Thus far, there is no information on how many people have been injured or dead as a result of the earthquake.
Iran is among the ten most earthquake-prone areas of the world, where a strong earthquake occurs almost every 10 years.
In 2003 Iran suffered a huge 6,3 quake in the city of Bam (South-East of Iran), when over 31 000 people died, and 42 000 more were injured.
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