Earthquake kill five people, Injure 120 others in Iran

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An earthquake in the northwestern of Iran claimed the lives of five people and injured 120 on Friday, according to early reports on state television.

The 5.9-magnitude quake struck about 120 kilometres (75 miles) southeast of the city of Tabriz, in East Azerbaijan Province, in the early hours of the morning, the Iranian Seismological Center said.

Described as “moderate”, the shallow quake was eight kilometres (five miles) deep and was followed by five aftershocks.

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