East Azarbaijan quake leaves five dead, 529 wounded

IRNA — Head of the East Azarbaijan Center for Medical Assistance and Emergencies Farzad Rahmani said on Friday that the earthquake that hit East Azarbaijan in the early hours of Friday left five dead and 529 injured of which 31 were hospitalized and the rest received outpatient treatment and discharged.

He told IRNA on Friday that the quake killed five and injured 238 in Myaneh, 261 in Sarab and 30 in Hashtroud.

All the hospitals across the province are on alert to help those affected, as all physicians, nurses and emergency forces are providing services, he said.

A 5.9 earthquake on Richter scale which shook the city of Tark in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan in the early hours of Friday claimed the lives of five people.

The quake was also easily felt in other parts of the northwestern Iran, including West Azarbaijan,Gilan, Zanjan and Ardabil provinces.