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Deadly Earthquake Hits Iran Days After President Ebrahim Raisi’s Death

Barely 48-hours after the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, a 3.7 magnitude earthquake has hit Malayer in the Hamedan province of Western Iran on Monday.

No immediate reports of casualties so far.

The development comes amidst the nation’s grief following the tragic death of President Ebrahim Raisi in an helicopter crash on Sunday.

Iran has been plunged into deep mourning after Raisi died in a helicopter crash

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has also declared a five-day period of national mourning to honour the late president and members of his entourage.

The earthquake occurred at 08:20:52 local time at a depth of 10km and was reported by the Seismological Centre of the Geophysics Institute of the University of Tehran.

The tremor’s epicenter was located 9 kilometers from Samen, 18 kilometers from Malayer, and 18 kilometers from Oshtorinan.

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