Earthquake injures 25 in southwest Iran

Earthquake injures 25 in southwest Iran

An earthquake measuring five on the Richter scale has hit a southwestern Iranian province, injuring 25 people.

The quake struck the town of Naqan in Kiar County of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province on July 30, Iranian news agencies reported.

Twelve of the casualties received minor injuries, while nine had to be hospitalized, the head of the province’s Emergency Medical Services Center Faramarz Shahin said.

The epicenter has been put at two kilometers away from Naqan at a depth of 10 kilometers, PressTV reported.

The director general of the province’s Crisis Management Directorate, Sattar Farhadi, said the quake had inflicted some damage to the electrical grid, sent rocks rolling down the nearby mountainside, and caused cracks in walls.