A+ A-

Five people injured in Iran's 5.6 Sumar quake

TEHRAN, Jan 11 (KUNA) -- At least five people were injured when a 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted the area of Sumar, on the borders of Kermnashah and Ilam provinces, earlier Thursday, Iranian authorities said.
The quake also caused damage to several homes, and government and commercial buildings as well as farms, acting Gilan-e Gharb governor Farhad Hemmati was quoted by Iran's news agency (IRNA) as saying.
Relief teams were dispatched to different areas of the city and its outskirts, he added.
Up to 60 aftershocks occurred today in the city of Sumar bordering Iraq due to the quake which hit the area.
A strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale rocked west of Kermanshah in mid-November, killing more than 600 people and injuring 12,000 others. (pickup previous) mw.hm