At Least 300 Killed In Iran’s Earthquakes

12 08 2012

Rescue teams search for victims in the earthquake-stricken village of Varzaghan in East Azarbaijan August 11, 2012. Two powerful earthquakes killed 250 people and injured around 1,800 in northwest Iran, where rescue workers frantically combed the rubble of dozens of villages throughout the night and into Sunday as medical staff desperately tried to save lives. REUTERS/Farshid Tighehsaz/ISNA

On Saturday, a magnitude 6.4 and a magnitude 6.3 earthquakes hit northwest Iran.

The first earthquake struck 60 km (37 miles) northeast of the city of Tabriz and the second struck 11 minutes later near Varzaghan, 49 km (30 miles) northeast of Tabriz.

The two powerful earthquakes injured at least 2600 people.

So far 300 people were reported killed.

The earthquakes caused a lot of damages.

Lots of buildings and houses were destroyed and roads to the villages were cut out.

About 110 villages were damaged in the quakes.

There were no drinking water in some villages.

There could be more people still trapped under the rubble.

Hospitals are overcrowded with thousands of the earthquake victims.

This is a disaster.

Rescue teams search for victims in the earthquake-stricken village of Varzaghan in East Azarbaijan August 11, 2012. Two powerful earthquakes killed 250 people and injured around 1,800 in northwest Iran, where rescue workers frantically combed the rubble of dozens of villages throughout the night and into Sunday as medical staff desperately tried to save lives. Picture taken August 11, 2012. REUTERS/Farshid Tighehsaz/ISNA

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