Quake hits southern Iran kills 1, injures 12
Quake hits southern Iran kills 1, injures 12

Iranian state TV said a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has killed one person and injured 12 in a small town in the country's south.

The report said the quake struck early on Thursday morning in the town of Bastak, about 1,200 kilometers south of the capital, Tehran. It said many of the town buildings were damaged and that rescue workers were on the scene.

Iran sits on a series of seismic fault lines and experiences one slight quake a day on average.

In 2003, some 26,000 people were killed by a magnitude 6.6 quake that flattened the historic southeastern Iranian city of Bam.

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