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8 killed, 60 injured in earthquake in Iran (UPDATE-4) (PHOTO)

Iran Materials 29 November 2013 01:42 (UTC +04:00)
An earthquake measuring 5.7 on Richter scale was felt in all regions of the Iranian province of Bushehr on Nov. 28.
8 killed, 60 injured in earthquake in Iran (UPDATE-4) (PHOTO)

Details added (first version posted Nov. 28 at 18:47)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 29

By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:

Bushehr Governor Fereidoun Hassanvand said the earthquake killed eight people, injured 60 . "Three persons are in critical condition, 130 people got medical care", Hassanvand said IRINN reported.

He also said the earthquake destroyed and damaged homes of a lot of people.

Most of them stay in tents and makeshift shelters after the earthquake destroyed their homes. Rescue works are to be continued.

According to ISNA news agency, five aftershocks have been recorded. All hospitals in Bushehr province work in emergency medical conditions.

"The earthquake killed many people, and many others wounded. According to our latest data, 8 persons were killed, 44 wounded", - the chairman of the Iranian administration on crisis situations Hassan Gadami said earlier.

Press secretary of the Iranian Red Crescent Society Derehshan Hussein said as the result of earthquake in the village Dehgayi near the city Borazdzhan 3 people injured, ISNA agency reported.

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on Richter scale was felt in all regions of the Iranian province of Bushehr on Nov. 28.

According to the Fars new agency, the frightened residents in settlements in Bushehr province ran into the streets. The electricity went out in Dashtestan and Borazjan cities, telephone lines and other infrastructure were also affected, Iranian TV channel IRINN quoted deputy head of the Bushehr province Shapur Rostami as saying.

Rescue teams and experts are currently being dispatched to these cities and villages around them. All the relevant structures in the Bushehr province are on high alert.

Shapur Rostami said that cracks appeared on the walls of houses, and walls of some houses in villages collapsed. A crisis centre was created in Bushehr, Iranian TV channel IRINN said.

It should be mentioned that, an earthquake measuring 5.7 on Richter scale was recorded in Borazjan city of Iranian Bushehr province, IRNA reported earlier quoting Iranian Seismological Centre.

The tremors were recorded at 17:21 local time.

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