Iran earthquake: Six killed and hundreds injured

Amman, At least six people have been killed and hundreds more injured in an earthquake in north-western Iran, officials said.

The 5.9-magnitude tremor struck in the early hours of Friday in East Azerbaijan province, Iran’s Seismological Center said.

Most of the injuries were caused by crowd stampedes, state-run TV reports.

Iran sits on two major tectonic plates and is prone to frequent seismic activity.

Source: Jordan News Agency