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September 27, 2021

Seven dead as quake jolts Iran

The death toll from a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in southeastern Iran rose to 7, with officials fearing that it will continue to climb, state-run Press TV said Tuesday, quoted by CNN. Felt as far away as the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the quake was particularly strong between the cities of Zahedan and Bam. It struck late at night and hardest in mostly rural, relatively sparsely populated areas of Kerman province, officials said. “Considering the dimensions of the damage, the death toll is expected to rise,” the governor general of Kerman was quoted as saying by the IRNA news agency.

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