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Aftermath of earthquake in Iran

posted 21 Dec 2010, 07:05 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 21 Dec 2010, 07:07 ]
The province of Kerman is reeling after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 strikes killing at least nine.
IRAN-KERMAN EARTHQUAKE - Combing through rubble for signs of victims.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 shook Kerman province late on Monday killing at least nine and injuring hundreds.

Kerman governor, Esmail Najjar, has expressed concern about how many might still be trapped.

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There have been reports of nine aftershocks since the main quake which occurred just after 10 pm local time and was felt in the south-eastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, which borders Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Kerman province is highly prone to earthquakes. In 2003, 31,000 people were killed when a quake struck the city of Bam.

Maryam Ishani, Reuters.

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