A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has killed at least five people while leaving 49 injured in southern Iran early Saturday.
Soon after, the area was also hit by two strong quakes of up to 6.3 magnitudes. Some 24 tremors, two with a magnitude of 6.3 and 6.1, followed the two quake that destroyed the village of Sayeh Khosh near Iran's Gulf coast in Hormozgan province.
Foad Moradzadeh, governor of Bandar Lengeh county said; "All of the victims died in the first earthquake and no one was harmed in the next two severe quakes as people were already outside their homes."
Emergency services spokesperson Mojtaba Khaledi also said that half of the 49 people injured had been discharged from hospitals.
Over the past months, over 140 quakes and tremors had struck western Hormozgan, as the country suffered several devastating earthquakes.
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