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Photos: Death and Destruction After Quake Hits Iran's South Khorasan Province

Report by Islamic Republic News Agency; photos by Mojtaba Goori. Mehr News Agency

The 5.5-magnitude earthquake which hit Zohan in this eastern province Wednesday evening left six dead and 14 wounded, a provincial official said on Thursday.

The head of the Crisis Management Headquarters in the province Mohammad Ali Akhoondi noted that previous reports had put the number of dead at five with 13 people injured.

He said operations to disptach humanitarian aid to the quake-stricken region has been going on since last night.

He added that region is still suffering from aftershocks.

All executive forces have been placed on alert, another local official told IRNA.

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on open-ended Richter scale struck vicinity of Zohan in South Khorasan province, in early hours of Wednesday evening.

Iran is frequently hit by quakes - in 2003 tens of thousands of people were killed in a quake which flattened Bam.

More than 300 people died in two quakes in northwestern Iran in August this year.


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Related Report: Frequent Tremors Jolt Eastern Iran

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Several tremors jolted parts of Eastern Iran on Thursday, one day after a quake measuring 5.5 on the richer scale struck the area and killed at least 6 people and injured over 17.

The biggest of the tremors measuring 3.1 on the richer scale struck the city of Zahan, South Khorassan Province, at approximately 00:08 local time (2038 GMT).

The epicenter of the main quake, which was followed by at least 7 aftershocks ranging from 2 to 3.1 degrees on the Richter scale, was located in an area 59.6 in longitude and 33.4 in latitude.

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