Iran earthquake: 'significant casualties likely' after 5.9 tremor hits north-west

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Five die, 120 injured when shallow quake struck near town of Hastrud, 500km north-west of Tehran just before 2.30am on Friday

A shallow, 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck north-western Iran early on Friday, the United States Geological Survey has said, killing five people and injuring 120.

The quake struck around 60km (35 miles) from the town of Hastrud, in East Azerbaijan Province, shortly before 2.30am (2300 GMT).

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