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Publish Date: 14:03 - 01 December 2017
TEHRAN, December 1 - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered Minister of Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli to speed up rescue operation for people affected by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale in southeastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Friday.

Rouhani orders speeding up relief operation following Kerman’s earthquakeTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Fazli, for his part, outlined the recent situation in the quake-affected areas and said the situation is under control in terms of relief operation for the people.

51 people were wounded by the quake.

The seismic activity on Friday hit at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers, in the city of Hejadk some 58 kilometers northeast of Kerman, followed by a magnitude 4.0-aftershock some 10 minutes later.

The quake struck at 06:00 a.m. local time (0230 GMT), with a provincial governor saying there was no report of casualties yet but as many as 30 homes had been destroyed.

"Assessment teams are surveying the earthquake-stricken areas and villages in Kerman," Mohammad-Reza Mir-Sadeqi said.

Governor of Kerman’s Ravar County Mohammadreza Mir-Sadeghi said rubble has blocked roads in the affected areas, Presstv reported.



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