One dead as three quakes jolt Iran
TEHRAN: One person was killed in Iran Tuesday when a quake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale hit the western province of Lorestan, the official news agency IRNA reported Wednesday.
The report, quoting Ali Barani Biranvand of the province’s natural disasters department, said the man died near Aligodarz, a town situated by the border with Iraq, when the quake struck at 5:32 pm (1302 GMT) Tuesday.
He said 85 livestock were also killed when the jolt caused a major landslide.
Three quakes shook southern and western Iran on Tuesday, state media said, but no further casualties have been reported.
National television said a quake measuring a hefty 5.5 on the Richter scale rocked southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province at 11:25 am (0655 GMT), with the epicentre near the town of Iranshar close to the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan.
A third tremor, measuring 3.7 on the open-ended Richter scale, hit the town of Kohbanan in the southern province of Kerman at 6:16 pm (1344 GMT). —AFP