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Source: Reuters

Jan 28, 2023

DUBAI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck northwest Iran near the border with Turkey on Saturday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens, Iranian media reported.

"There are 122 injured so far in the city of Khoy... and unfortunately two dead," emergency services spokesperson Mojtaba Khaledi told state television.

Iranian emergency officials said rescue teams were despatched to the area in Iran's West Azerbaijan province and hospitals were put on alert, according to state media.

An emergency official told state TV that it was snowing in some of the affected areas, with freezing temperatures and some power cuts reported.

Major geological faultlines crisscross Iran, which has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom and Rishabh Jaiswal in Bengaluru; Editing by Angus MacSwan, Raissa Kasolowsky and Josie Kao

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