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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Report: 10,000 live in area affected by earthquake

The town of Bushehr in south-western Iran is marked 'A' Credit: Google Maps

The earthquake struck near the south-western town of Kaki, around 60 miles south of Bushehr where the country's only nuclear power station is situated.

Some 10,000 people live in the affected area spread across more than 50 villages, BBC News reports. Photographs appeared to show buildings completely flattened by the tremours.

The BBC also cites the local governor as saying that 700 houses have been damaged and 200 families affected.

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