28 January 2023,   13:41
About 300 people injured in earthquake in Iran, 200 houses were damaged

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran on Wednesday, and state television said medical authorities in the area reported that at least 280 people had been injured, writes Reuters.

The quake’s epicenter was close to the town of Khowy in the province of West Azerbaijan. Khowy Medical Emergency Service was quoted as saying that “280 people have been injured so far, including 68 who were hospitalized for minor fractures”.

The quake was about 11.6 km from Khowy and at a depth of 10 km.