At least five killed in magnitude 6.1 quake on Iran Gulf coast

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DUBAI (Reuters) -At least five people were killed and 49 injured by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in southern Iran early on Saturday, state media reported, with the area also hit soon after by two strong quakes of up to 6.3 magnitude. Some 24 tremors, two with a magnitude of 6.3 and 6.1, followed the 2 a.m. local time quake that flattened the village of Sayeh Khosh near Iran’s Gulf coast in Hormozgan province. The most recent tremor occurred around 8 a.m., officials told state TV. “All of the victims died in the first earthquake and no-one was harmed in the next two severe quakes as people were a…

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