Sunday, 05 July, 2020


7 killed as 5.7 magnitude natural disaster jolts Turkey-Iran border, many injured

Nine dead in Turkey quake Several dead in Turkey after earthquake hits Iran border area
Bennie Garza | 26 February, 2020, 14:58

At least nine people were killed and 50 others injured on Sunday in eastern Turkey from tremors after an natural disaster hit Iran near the border with eastern Turkey.

Three of those killed were children and 21 people were injured, eight of them critically, Turkey's health ministry said.

In Gurpinar village, search and rescue teams were seen on top of the rubble pile, watched by anxious locals.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said, . the magnitude 5-point-8 quake struck the Turkey-Iran border region on Sunday.

The first quake happened at 9:22 a.m. local time (0552 GMT) at a depth of 5 kilometres (3 miles) according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center.

Turkish broadcaster NTV showed images of damage in several villages in Van province on the Iran border.

In Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province authorities moved fast to quarantine at least 200 people after Shiite Muslim piligrims returning from Iran entered the country and briefly interacted with other residents.

Pakistan began quarantining at least 200 people near the Iranian border, officials said Monday, as fears spiralled over the growing toll from the coronavirus in the region amid allegations of a coverup in Iran.

An Iranian official told point out Tv set that rescue groups had been dispatched to the place in Iran's West Azarbaijan province.

He said there was destruction in all four villages he had visited.

Last month, a magnitude 6.7 quake struck in eastern Turkey, leaving 41 people dead.

"The World Health Organization issues normally an emergency situation in certain regions (to control outbreak of diseases), accordingly, anti-coronavirus measures should also be pursued collectively", Abbas Mousavi stated.

Iran and Turkey are among the many most earthquake-prone nations on this planet. Then, because of aftershocks with magnitude 6.8 in the province of Elazig has killed more than 40 people, more than 1000 were injured. Last month, an quake in the eastern Turkish province of Elazig killed more than 40 people.

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