Iran General NewsQuake rattles northwestern Iran

Quake rattles northwestern Iran

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CNN: An earthquake in northwestern Iran on Saturday injured at least 80 people, Iranian news agencies reported.

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) — An earthquake in northwestern Iran on Saturday injured at least 80 people, Iranian news agencies reported.

The quake occurred in Doroud in Iran’s Lorestan province.

Semi-official Fars News Agency, citing a Red Crescent Society official, said the magnitude of the quake was 4.9.

The official Islamic Republic News Agency said of the 80 hurt, 25 people remain hospitalized and 55 others were discharged from hospital care.

Buildings were damaged in Doroud and surrounding cities.

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