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Iranian earthquakes kill at least 250

Iranian earthquakes kill at least 250

epa03360968 Iranian victim villagers of the village of Amir-Ali Kandi who lost their house in an earthquake sit next to the tents, in the city of Varzaqan north-western province of East Azerbaijan, Iran, 12 August 2012. Two strong earthquakes in the north-western Iranian province of East Azerbaijan killed at least 250 people and injured more than 1,800, according to deputy Interior Minister Hassan. He said around 110 villages had been hit by the quakes. It was unclear how many people were affected. The quakes struck within 11 minutes of each another, registering magnitudes of 6.3 and 6.4, according to the US Geological Survey. The towns of Ahar and Varzeqan were the worst hit, officials said. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH
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