Iran quakes killed 306, injured 3,037: Health minister

Tehran: Twin earthquakes that devastated rural villages in northwest Iran at the weekend killed a total of 306 people — most of them women and children — and injured 3,037, Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi said on Monday.

The toll, presented in a report to lawmakers and published on the parliament’s website, was a big jump over a previous one given on Sunday by Interior Minister Moustafa Mohammad-Najjar, who spoke of 227 dead and 1,380 injured.

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