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7 killed in earthquake near Turkey-Iran border; 5.7 Richter scale

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Feb 2020 12:27 PM GMT

At least seven people were killed and five others injured after an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck near the Turkey-Iran border on Sunday, officials said. Tremors from the quake which centered in northwestern Iran were also felt in Turkey’s Van province, reports the state-run Anadolu news agency. Some buildings were damaged and many people were trapped under debris, Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said in a news conference. He added that search and rescue teams were dispatched to the quake-hit region. A powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey earlier this year causing the deaths of 41 people and injuring 1,600 others. (IANS)

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