Strong earthquake in Iran, 230 injured

Up to 230 people were today injured in earthquake in northeastern Iran. This is the agency Reutersr with reference to Iranian state television. Previously reported 100 postradvshih.
Most of the victims have already received the necessary medical care, 15 people were hospitalized with broken bones and head injuries.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred on Thursday night. The epicenter was about 10 km from the city of Nishapur — a major administrative center of the north-eastern Iranian province of Khorasan-Rezavi. Reports of the dead have been received. In a number of places near Nishapur destroyed dilapidated dwellings, ITAR-TASS reported.

Iran is located in a zone of high seismic activity. In the last century the victims of the 20 most powerful earthquakes were more than 170,000 Iranians. In December 2003, following a magnitude 6.6 quake completely destroyed the ancient city of Bam in the southeast of the country. , Killing more than 30,000 people.

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