Update: Iran’s Twin Earthquakes Killed 250, Injured More than 2,000 – Exclusive Pictures
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Update: Iran’s Twin Earthquakes Killed 250, Injured More than 2,000 – Exclusive Pictures

Tehrān : Iran | Aug 12, 2012 at 3:01 AM PDT
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Iran Earthquake

(Check It Out! Photos!) TEHRAN, Iran- At least 250 people declared dead and more than 2,000 injured after two strong earthquakes rocked northwest Iran on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.

According to report, the twin quakes with the magnitude of 6.3 and 6.4 claimed most of their victims about 30 miles northeast of Tabriz City. Six villages were leveled and another 60 villages were 50% to 70% leveled.

Thousands of residents fled their homes in panic after experiencing 40 aftershocks. One provincial official named Bahram Samadirad said, “Since some people are in a critical condition … it is possible for the number of casualties to rise.”

The killer quakes disabled phone communications to several areas. At least 200 people have already rescued and pulled out from collapsed buildings.

A woman from Tabriz City wrote on Facebook: “I was just on the phone talking to my mother when she said, ‘There’s just been an earthquake’, then the line was cut. God, what has happened? After that I couldn’t get through. God has also given me a slap, and it was very hard.”

Exclusive images courtesy of AP.

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  • 	Bodies of victims of an earthquake lie in the city of Ahar in northwestern Iran, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.

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  • 	Residents spend the night outside their homes after an earthquake in the city of Varzaqan in northwestern Iran, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.

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  • 	Medics treat an injured man after an earthquake in the city of Varzaqan in northwestern Iran, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.

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  • 	Medics tend a woman who was injured in an earthquake in the city of Ahar in northwestern Iran, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.

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  • 	Residents sit at the side of a street after an earthquake in the city of Ahar in northwestern Iran, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. 

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  • 	A man stretchers a woman who was injured in earthquake in the city of Ahar in northwestern Iran, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.

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