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Moderate earthquake injures 82 people in SW Iran

TEHRAN, May 7 (KUNA) -- Up 82 people were injured due to an earthquake in Chitab region in the vicinity of Yasouj, capital of the southwestern province of Kohkiloyeh-Boyer Ahmad, early Monday morning, authorities said.
Head of Disaster and Emergency Medical Management Center Jalal Pouran Fard, quoted by the official Islamic Republic of Iran (IRNA) news agency, said 71 people were treated on site and 11 others were transported to hospital.
The quake took place at 24:26 hours local time Monday (19:56 GMT Sunday) at the depth of five kilometers.
The quake which was also felt in Yasouj, sent many people rushing out of their houses in panic. Iran sits on several major seismological fault lines, making it one of the world's most quake-prone countries. (end) mw.ha