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Iranian official says no deaths so far in quake: ISNA agency

There have been no deaths reported so far from the major earthquake that struck Iran today, an Iranian crisis centre official told the ISNA news agency.

world Updated: Apr 16, 2013 18:34 IST

There have been no deaths reported so far from the major earthquake that struck Iran on Tuesday, an Iranian crisis centre official told the ISNA news agency.

The semi-official news agency quoted Morteza Akbarpour as saying the earthquake had "so far, not caused any fatalities".

"The epicentre of the quake was located in the desert and population centres do not surround it. There were no fatalities in the towns around the epicentre," he said.

Five people were killed in southwestern Pakistan from the quake that struck near the Pakistani border.