Istanbul, Turkey (HRNW) Eight people were killed in eastern Turkey after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit neighbouring Iran, the official Anadolu news agency reported, Three of the dead were children, some other people were believed to be trapped under the rubble.
Turkish broadcaster NTV showed images of damage in several villages in Van province on the Iran border.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 21 people were injured and eight of them were in critical condition, according to Anadolu.
The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 9:23 am, was near the Iranian village of Habash-e Olya, less than 10 kilometres (six miles) from the border, according to the US Geological Survey.
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