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Post-earthquake rescue operations end in Iran

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TEHRAN, Iran – Rescue operations have ended in Iran after two strong earthquakes that killed at least 250 people, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Sunday.

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TEHRAN, Iran – Rescue operations have ended in Iran after two strong earthquakes that killed at least 250 people, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Sunday.

Another 1,800 people were injured in the quakes that shook East Azarbaijan province in northwest Iran on Saturday, the report said, citing Deputy Interior Minister Hassan Qaddami.

State-run Press TV said more than 2,000 were injured, while the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency said the death toll could be as high as 300.

250 killed as strong quakes jolt northwestern Iran

Scores of villages were destroyed or damaged by the quakes.

Qaddami, speaking to Fars, said a total of 110 villages were damaged.

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