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Hundreds of dead expected after Iran quake: official

An Iranian government official said today he expected hundreds of deaths from a major earthquake that struck Iran near the border with Pakistan.

world Updated: Apr 16, 2013 17:18 IST
Reuters

An Iranian government official said on Tuesday he expected hundreds of deaths from a major earthquake that struck Iran near the border with Pakistan.

"It was the biggest earthquake in Iran in 40 years and we are expecting hundreds of dead," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

First Published: Apr 16, 2013 17:17 IST