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209 injured in Iran quake: report

Bandar Abbas.
by Staff Writers
Tehran (AFP) Nov 4, 2009
A 4.9-scale earthquake struck the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas early Wednesday injuring at least 209 people, according to the official news agency Irna.

The quake struck at 2:56 am (2326 GMT Tuesday) and also rocked the adjoining Qeshm highland.

"As of 6:00 am today, we have 209 people wounded in the earthquake said Farshid Abedi, the head of the main medical university in Hormozgan province where Bandar Abbas is located.

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