Earthquake rattles western Iran

At least one person was killed and 58 others were injured in a 5.9 magnitude earthquake in western Iran early Sunday.

The epicenter of the earthquake in Iran's Tazeh Abad town in western Kermanshah province was at a depth of 8 km. People in Tazeh Abad town and the neighborhood villages rushed to the streets in panic following the quake and camped in parks. Long queues were reported at gas stations in all parts of the Kermanshah province. According to the Tasnim news agency, water and power connections were broken and telephone lines were disrupted in the quake-hit region. The Red Crescent Society of Kermanshah province has dispatched six teams of rescue operators to Tazeh Abad town and the affected villages.

Last November, a 7.3 magnitude quake struck villages and towns in Kermanshah province along the mountainous border with Iraq, killing at least 530 people and injuring thousands of others.

Source: VOV5