One dead and 75 injured in Tehran's last night's earthquake

Dec 27
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By Iran Probe Staff

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Many people in Tehran and Alborz spent last night in streets and parks

An earthquake of 4.2 on the Richter scale rocked Tehran and provinces of Alborz  on Wednesday morning, which killed one person and injured 75 people, according to state media.

Most of the injured were trying to leave the buildings and were discharged from hospital after treatment.

The epicenter of the earthquake that occurred at 00:54 on Wednesday local time (Tuesday, 21:24 GMT) was about 39 kilometers west of the Tehran with a depth of 12 kilometers, according to the seismological center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University.

This earthquake was felt in Tehran, Karaj, Mallard, Shahryar, Rabat Karim and Islamshahr.

Some residents spent the night in  thier cars, sports centres and parks, according to local media. Also, Some schools in western Tehran and the city of Karaj were reportedly remained closed in the morning and exams were cancelled.

This earthquake struck a week after the 5.2 magnitude earthquake in Tehran, which left 2 dead and some injured.

There is growing concern about a catastrophic earthquake due to the lack of quality control of newly constructed buildings, lack of proper crisis management and the modern methods and tools to rescue injured people in earthquake conditions, due to the widespread corruption in the Iranian regime.

Many experts believe that the casualties caused by a 7-magnitude earthquake in Tehran would be the biggest disaster of the century.

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