Casualties reported after 5.1 earthquake hits Iran

Casualties reported after 5.1 earthquake hits Iran
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  • calendar-gray 08 May 2020

At least one person was reported killed and seven others were injured, when a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit northern Iran early on Friday (20:18 GMT on Thursday), according to the country's health ministry, APA reports citing Al-JAzeera.

Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur wrote on social media early on Friday that one person died in the eastern part of Tehran while trying to escape from the tremor.

One resident in the Iranian capital told Al Jazeera that the shaking of the ground felt "very strong"

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