Quake Strikes Near Iran’s Nuclear Station, Leaves at Least 3 Dead
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck in south-west Iran, not far from the country's sole nuclear power station, according to the US Geological Survey.
State media are reporting that three people have died and the numbers are expected to rise, the BBC says.
The quake struck at 11:52 GMT at a depth of 10km. It was centered about 91 kilometers southeast of Bushehr, the site of a key Iranian nuclear facility.
Rosatom subsidiary Atomstroyexport, the Russian contractor which built the Bushehr plant, has told Interfax that the plant has not been affected by the earthquake.
Atomstroyexport has said that staff at the complex felt the jolts but continue to work as usual.
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