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Quake rattles northwestern Iran

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Of 80 injured, 25 remain in the hospital
  • The quake occurred in Lorestan province
  • Iran

(CNN) -- An earthquake in northwestern Iran on Saturday injured at least 80 people, Iranian news agencies reported.

The quake occurred in Doroud in Iran's Lorestan province.

Semi-official Fars News Agency, citing a Red Crescent Society official, said the magnitude of the quake was 4.9.

The official Islamic Republic News Agency said of the 80 hurt, 25 people remain hospitalized and 55 others were discharged from hospital care.

Buildings were damaged in Doroud and surrounding cities.