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Iran earthquake 'kills 30'

Thirty people have been killed and 800 injured in a powerful earthquake that hit Iran close to its only nuclear power plant, the Iranian Students' News Agency has reported.

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Earthquake in Iran 'did not damage nuclear plant'

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant Credit: REUTERS/IRNA/Mohammad Babaie

Iran has told the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency that an earthquake that hit the country today did not damage the Bushehr nuclear power plant, the IAEA said.

"Iran has informed [the IAEA's Incident and Emergency Centre] of the event, reporting that there has been no damage to the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant and no radioactive release from the installation," the UN agency said in a statement.

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