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3 killed, 816 injured after 5.9 magnitude earthquake jolt Iran

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Tehran: At least three people were killed and 816 others injured after a 5.9 magnitude quake hit Iran’s Khoy city.

The quake hit the region at 21.44 p.m. local time on Saturday and its depth was 7 km, the state media reported.

Governor-general of West Azarbaijan province Mohammad Sadegh Motamadian said injured have been rushed to various hospitals, Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

Seventy villages were damaged in the quake, he added.

(Except for the headline, the story has not been edited by Siasat staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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