Sunday, May 29, 2022

4 Afghan Nationals Killed in 5.1-Magnitude Quake in Southern Iran

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale in Iran’s southern city of Khonj has killed four Afghan workers and injured four others.

According to a report by IFP, as a result of the earthquake, which occurred at 6 a.m. local time in Khonj, Fars Province, on Friday, the walls of old buildings crumbled and the local power grid was shut down.

Officials dispatched search and rescue teams to the quake-hit areas. The Iranian Red Crescent Society also distributed dozens of tents among the quake-hit residents.

4 Afghan nationals were killed and four other people wounded, according to Iranian officials.

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