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At Least 75 People Injured in 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake in Iran

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At least 75 people were injured in a 5.9-magnitude earthquake that shook Gilangharb city in Kermanshah province in the west of Iran on Sunday, head of Iran Emergency Organization has informed, as reported ISNA.

Most of the injured people were hurt while escaping to the outdoors in panic, a medical official told Tasnim news agency.

The quake also affected the quality of drinking water in Gilangharb, he said, assuring that the local people will be provided sufficient high-quality drinking water.

The elementary schools and high schools will be closed in Gilangharb city on Monday, ISNA reported.

According to Iran's Seismological Center, the epicenter of earthquake was monitored at 34.16 degrees north latitude and 45.66 degrees east longitude with a depth of 10 km.


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