Earthquake destroys Baghan village in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 9 / Trend E.Tariverdiyeva, T.Jafarov /
The head of Iran's Red Crescent Society Mahmud Muzaffar said the Baghan village near the city of Kaki was completely destroyed as a result of the earthquake.
500 people were injured after the earthquake, and 50 people are in serious condition. The number of deaths has not been determined yet.
The Guardians of the Islamic Revolution troops, police forces, army and Iran's Red Crescent Society rescue teams are conducting the rescue operations in the affected area, the head of the Busher province Firuddin Hasanvend said, the IRINN Channel reported.
In addition, according to the Iranian media, a mountain has been destroyed, debris of which fell on the city Shonbeh. It is noted that the most severe damage occurred in this city.
The first jolt of the earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale was recorded at 16:22 local time. Several strong aftershocks measuring more than five points were recorder later.
An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit the same region two days earlier.
The earthquake occurred in 100 kilometers from the Busher Nuclear Power Plant and did not affect its operation, according to the Fars agency.
Some 100,000 people reside in the region affected by the earthquake, including cities of Kaki, Shonbeh, Khormooj and villages.