1. Disaster

    Deadly Earthquake Shakes Iran

    Image #: 21917705    Damaged houses are seen in the earthquake stricken town of Bushehr in Iran April 9, 2013. A powerful earthquake struck close to Iran's only nuclear power station on Tuesday, killing 30 people and injuring 800 as it devastated small villages, state media reported. REUTERS/Mehr News Agency (IRAN - Tags: DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS       REUTERS /HANDOUT /LANDOV

    Mehr News Agency/Reuters,via Landov

    At least 30 people are dead after a magnitude-6.3 earthquake shook southwest Iran’s Bushehr province, near the country’s only nuclear plant. At least 800 people are injured, but state media says the plant was not damaged. Tremors could be felt across the Gulf in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Bahrain. An estimated 10,000 people are said to live in the more than 50 villages that were affected. Two of those villages have been completely decimated.

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