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Strong earthquake hits Iran, 50 injured

India Blooms News Service | | 18 Aug 2014, 01:40 pm
Tehran, Aug 18 (IBNS): At least 50 people injured as an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit western Iran, close to the border with Iraq, on Monday, media reports said.

"The quake was registered in an area located at 47.7 degrees longitude and 32.7. degrees latitude,"  Iran's official news agency IRNA reported.

"It destroyed telecommunications department in the city of Abdanan in Ilam province making it impossible to learn the scale of damage inflicted on the cityˈs rural areas," it said.

A number of aftershocks have shook the region.

No casualties have been reported so far.

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