6.1 magnitude earthquake near Iran’s Mashhad

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Tehran (ISNA) - A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Iran near the holy city of Mashhad on Wednesday, killing at least two people, according to deputy head of the Red Crescent rescue operation.

The shallow temblor damaged at least four villages near its epicenter in the Sefid Sang district, a remote mountainous area home to 5,000 people, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of Mashhad. According to the reports, rescue teams and helicopters had deployed in Iran’s Khorasan Razavi province to the area to assess the damage.

Until now at least two people were killed and 17 people were injured and that mobile phone service and landline telephone lines had been affected.

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