Iran-Turkish border region earthquake kills at least 3, hundreds injured

On Saturday, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake slammed northwest Iran close to the Turkish border, killing at least three people and wounding more than 300, according to official media.

According to the head of emergency services at the university in Khoy, a city close to the epicenter of the earthquake, the official news agency IRNA, the death toll was recorded.

State TV was informed by an emergency official that snow was falling in parts of the affected locations, along with cold temperatures and some power outages.

Iran is surrounded by large geological fault lines, and in recent years, there have been numerous severe earthquakes there.