Relief teams sent to quake-hit area in Iran

The head of Iran's Red Crescent Society relief and rescue operation, Mahmoud Mozafar, said relief teams have been dispatched to the quake-hit area, the Iranian state-run news agency IRNA reported.

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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.