Iran quake kills 306, search for dead continues

A general view shows the destruction in Ishikhli village, near the town of Varzaqan, on August 12, 2012, after twin earthquakes hit northwestern Iran the day before. Photo/AFP

Twin earthquakes that devastated rural villages in northwest Iran killed a total of 306 people, most of them women and children, Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi said on Monday, adding that the search for bodies was ongoing.

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