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9 April 2020


Earthquake hits Iran, Van: 9 dead, 50 injured - Updated

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12:34

An earthquake was recorded at 09:52 on the Turkish-Iranian border 110 km southwest of the Nakhchivan station near the city of Hoy.

Axar.az informs that, according to the Republican Seismological Service Center at the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, the earthquake was felt in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic by 3-4 points.

The depth of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake was 10 km.

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12:42

A powerful earthquake in Iran has caused devastation and destruction in Van, Turkey.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said 7 people, including three children, were killed in the wreckage.

The minister said AFAD officers were working at the scene.

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14:57

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the death toll from the quake reached eight.

He said 21 people were injured. 8 of the injured are in critical condition.

Van Governor Mohamed Amin Bazal said there were no more survivors.

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At least 50 people were injured in the earthquake along the border with Iran.

This was announced by the country's health minister Fahraddin Hoca.

"All 50 people injured in the earthquake in Van province were given the necessary medical care. All of the patients who had surgery required surgery. Two patients are in intensive care," the minister said.

Date
2020.02.23 / 22:37
Author
Nurlana Ahmadova
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