Nov 26, 2018, 8:35 AM
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Western Iran quake injury count mounts to 548

Tehran, Nov 26, IRNA – Based on the latest statistics, the quake which happened in Sar Pol-e Zahab, western Iran on Sunday night has so far injured 548 people, Head of Iran Relief and Rescue Organization Morteza Salimi said.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Monday, Salimi said 6 probe, 9 sniffer dog, 10 rapid response, 23 rubble, 20 accommodation and 2 medical teams were dispatched to quake-stricken areas.

He went on to say that 14,124 tents were also distributed among people in Kermanshah.

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale shook Sar Pol-e Zahab, western province of Kermanshah late on Sunday.

According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the quake occurred 17 kilometers from Sar Pol-e Zahab and 18 kilometers from Qasr-e Shirin and 33 kilometers from Gilan-e Gharb, Ilam and Kermanshah provinces, at 20:07 (16:37 GMT) hours local time on Sunday.

Iran sits astride major fault lines and is prone to frequent tremors.

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