Powerful earthquake rocks Iran

A major earthquake, estimated at M7.8, struck near the Iran-Pakistan border today and shook buildings as far away as New Delhi and Gulf cities of Dubai and Bahrain.

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'At least 13 killed' as earthquake rocks Pakistan

At least 13 people in Pakistan have been killed after an earthquake hit a border area in neighbouring Iran.

Pakistani officials said at least eight people were killed and 20 injured in the town of Mashkeel in the southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, which borders Iran.

Mohammed Ashraf, head of a health center in Mashkeel, said several hundred houses in the town had collapsed.

Three women and two children were also killed when their mud house collapsed in the Baluchistan district of Panjgur.

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