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Aftermath of earthquake in Iran

posted 21 Dec 2010, 07:05 by Sam Mbale   [ 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.


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.