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Strong earthquake kills 5 in southern Iran

Strong earthquake kills 5 in southern Iran
Five people have been killed and 44 others injured in a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in southern Iran

Five people were killed and 44 others injured in a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in southern Iran on Saturday, state television reported.

Rescue teams were deployed near the epicenter, Sayeh Khosh village, which is home to around 300 people in Hormozgan province, algum 1,000 quilômetros (620 milhas) south of the capital, Tehran, o relatório disse.

Pessoas went into the streets as aftershocks continued to jolt the area after the early morning quake, which also damaged buildings and infrastructure.

The earthquake was felt in many neighboring countries, o relatório disse.

The area has seen several moderate earthquakes in recent weeks. Em novembro, one man died following two magnitude 6.4 e 6.3 earthquakes.

Iran lies on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake a day on average. Dentro 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, matando 26,000 pessoas. A magnitude 7 earthquake that struck western Iran in 2017 killed more than 600 people and injured more than 9,000.