7 killed after magnitude 5.7 quake hits Turkey-Iran border area 1

7 killed after magnitude 5.7 quake hits Turkey-Iran border area

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Istanbul: Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Sunday that seven people, including three children, were killed in Eastern Turkey following a 5.7-magnitude earthquake in neighboring Iran.

Solu said five people were injured and taken to the hospital, and added that others were trapped under the rubble.

“Search and rescue work is underway,” he said.

The epicenter of the earthquake took place at 9:23 am. According to U.S. Geological Survey Greenwich Mean Time (0553 GMT) is close to the village of Habash-e Olya, Iran, less than 10 kilometers from the border.

Anadolu said the earthquake caused damage to various villages in neighboring Van Province.

Earlier this month, the province had two avalanche attacks in which 41 people died.

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