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8 Killed, 60 Injured In Iran Quake

November 28, 2013

By The Associated Press

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An earthquake struck near Iran`s only nuclear power plant Thursday, killing several people but causing no damage to the plant itself.

"The earthquake killed many people, and many others wounded. According to our latest data, 8 persons were killed, 60 wounded", -- the chairman of the Iranian administration on crisis situations Hassan Gadami said.

Press secretary of the Iranian Red Crescent Society Derehshan Hussein said as the result of earthquake in the village Dehgayi near the city Borazdzhan 3 people injured, ISNA agency reported.

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on Richter scale was felt in all regions of the Iranian province of Bushehr on Nov. 28.

According to the Fars new agency, the frightened residents in settlements in Bushehr province ran into the streets. The electricity went out in Dashtestan and Borazjan cities, telephone lines and other infrastructure were also affected, Iranian TV channel IRINN quoted deputy head of the Bushehr province Shapur Rostami as saying.

Rescue teams and experts are currently being dispatched to these cities and villages around them. All the relevant structures in the Bushehr province are on high alert.

Shapur Rostami said that cracks appeared on the walls of houses, and walls of some houses in villages collapsed. A crisis centre was created in Bushehr, Iranian TV channel IRINN said.

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Copyright Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan) 2013

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