March 25, 2023

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Two Dead in Northwestern Iran Following 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake

The 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Iran’s northwestern city of Khoy and the vicinity on Saturday night. Some of the areas hit by the quake are currently experiencing freezing temperatures and snow. Power outages have also been reported.Fars initially said that at least two people died and 122 were injured; all of the injured were taken to local hospitals. Later, the news agency reported, citing Iran’s Red Crescent Society, that the number of injured stood at 307 (300 of them were injured in the city of Khoy itself). According to According to the state-owned Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) service, Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber has ordered all the emergency services to assist those injured in the earthquake as soon as possible.Earlier in the day, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake was reported in Northern Italy. No injuries were reported in that case.Original News :

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