Earthquake kills at least 5, injured over 300 in northwestern Iran

Earthquake kills at least 5, injured over 300 in northwestern Iran

An earthquake in northwestern Iran killed at least five people and injured more than 340 early on Friday though all but 17 have been discharged from the hospital. The magnitude 5.9 quake struck at 2:17 am local time 83 kilometers southwest of Ardabil. Iran’s IRNA news agency said the tremor was relatively strong and caused many people to run out of their homes in panic in the middle of the night.

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