500 people injured by quake in Bushehr province

Tehran, April 9, IRNA – Deputy Head of Iranˈs Red Crescent Society in charge of rescue operations Heidar Heidari said on Tuesday that some 500 people were injured by quake in the city of Khurmoj, Bushehr province.

Speaking to IRNA, he said that he received no report about deaths by this time.

The injured people were rushed to nearest hospitals for medial treatment, he said.

Some 20 relief teams have been dispatched to Khurmoj city, he said.

A devastating earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale ruined the epicenter, the city of Kaki in Bushehr province on Tuesday.

According to seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the quake occurred at 16:22 hours local time (1252 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area located at 28.48 degrees latitude and 51.58 degrees longitude.


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