A magnitude 5.9 earthquake which struck near the Iranian city of Kermanshah on Sunday has killed at least two persons and wounded 241.
According to the Tasnim News Agency, the majority of the casualties of the quake were in the city of Tazehabad, which is located northeast of Kermanshah.
Two aftershocks were recorded above 3.0 on the Richter scale even as the United States Geological Survey reported that a shallow, magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck about 55 miles west-northwest of Kermanshah.
In November last year, a 7.3 magnitude quake struck villages and towns in Kermanshah province, along the mountainous border with Iraq, killing at least 530 people and injuring thousands of others. It was Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade.