Iran rescue teams dispatched to quake-hit area, no fatalities so far: TV

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Sunday no fatalities had been reported so far after an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck near the country’s western border with Iraq, Iranian state TV reported.

“No reports of any fatalities yet and most of the injured were hurt while fleeing, not due to quake damage,” Pirhossein Koulivand, head of the state emergency services, told state TV.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Catherine Evans

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