5.7 degree earthquake at Iran-Turkey border


An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 degrees occurred on Sunday at the border between Iran and Turkey. At least seven people died on the Turkish side, including three children, and in Iran 25 were injured, according to authorities.

The earthquake occurred at 09.23 local times, and its epicenter was located in the Habash-e Olya village, in northwestern Iran, less than 10 kilometers from the border with Turkey.

In Turkey, seven people, including three children, died in Van province, Turkish Interior Minister S├╝leyman Soylu announced.

Five others were injured and are hospitalized, while others are still in ruins, Soylu said, adding that “search efforts are ongoing.”

In Iran, 25 people were injured, seven in need of hospitalization.


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