Europe News Desk!!! The number of injured in the 5.6 magnitude earthquake that hit northwestern Iran two days ago has risen to 239. Government media gave this information. The earthquake, which occurred near Khoy County in West Azerbaijan province at 6:46 am local time (0316 GMT) on Saturday, had a depth of 8 km, according to the Iranian Seismology Center (IRSC), quoted by the Iranian Students’ News Agency (IRSC). Sadiq Mahmoudi, head of Iran’s Relief and Rescue Organisation, was quoted as saying by ISNA that 50 of the injured were from Khoy County and the rest from Salmas County. He said 219 people have been discharged after treatment, while 20 people, including seven from Khoy and 13 from Salmas, have been hospitalised. Mahmoudi said that tents and blankets had been sent to the quake-hit areas, reports Xinhua news agency. The earthquake damaged 80 housing units in 10 villages of Salmas and Khoy counties, Director-General of the West Azerbaijan Housing Foundation Jafar Barzegar told Iran’s official news agency IRNA. Earlier in late January, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Khoi County killed three people and injured more than 800.
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