Friday, May 28, 2004

Iran quake 6.2, Over 20 dead.

STUFF : WORLD NEWS - STORY : New Zealand's leading news and information website: "QAZVIN: A powerful earthquake struck the Alborz mountain chain in northern Iran, killing at least 20 people and damaging scores of villages, officials said.

The quake, which the US Geological Survey said measured 6.2 on the Richter scale, also shook the capital Tehran yesterday, sending some startled residents running into the streets. Some windows were broken.
Details on casualties and damage were thin, but officials in the quake-prone Islamic Republic played down fears of a heavy death toll in the lush region on the Caspian Sea coast that is famed for its exports of caviar. "


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