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Iran Earthquakes In Photos


Photos by Farshid Tighehsaz, ISNA

According to the latest count, 306 people were killed and more than 2000 were injured in the two successive earthquakes that hit Iran's East Azarbaijan province on Saturday afternoon.

Also, according to initial estimates, the earthquakes have caused 8 trillion rials (over 650 million dollars) in damage, a local official told Mehr News Agency on Monday.

"It is an initial estimate from the quake and there is a possibility that the costs will increase," Mohammad Ashrafi, the deputy governor of the province, told the Mehr News Agency.

Ashrafi said 307 villages have suffered damage ranging from "1 to 100 percent" and cracks appeared in some buildings in four cities in the earthquake zone, Ashrafi added.

Varzaghan, East Azerbaijan province, Iran (View Larger Map 


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