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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northeast Iran leaves 3 dead

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northeast Iran leaves 3 dead

At least two people have been killed and as many as 400 other injured as a 5.7-Richter scale natural disaster rocked northeastern Iran.

The quake hit at 1800 UTC on Saturday in and around the city of Bojnurd in North Khorasan province, killing a 54-year-old woman and a teenage girl, according to the ISNA news agency. It also said the quake caused a power outage.

The Red Crescent Society said 37 search and rescue teams were sent to the quake-hit region Saturday, immediately after the natural disaster struck.

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Search and rescue teams, including Red Crescent relief workers, have been dispatched to the region and are now attending to the injured and searching for survivors.

Almost 177 injured were hospitalised and 223 more received medical aid on the spot, according to rescue officials.

Officials had called on local residents to stay the night outdoors over the probability of aftershocks.

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It left more than 370 people injured and damaged as many as 40 per cent of houses in the area, it said.

Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, being crossed by several major fault lines that cover at least 90% of the country.

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