Strong quake hits southern Iran, one dead
TEHRAN: A strong earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted southern Iran on Saturday, killing a young girl and injuring two others.
The head of Hormozgan province Natural Disaster Department, Masoud Dalman, told state radio that the four-year-old girl was killed in the village of Ramkan on the Gulf island of Qeshm just off the coast from Bandar Abbas.
The quake struck at 10:45am, official media reported, with the epicentre at the port town of Khamir. In November last year, 10 people were killed when a 6.0 intensity quake hit Qeshm.
Iran suffers frequent earthquakes. The worst quake in recent times rased the southeastern town of Bam in December 2003, killing 31,000 people. reuters