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The death toll rises to at least 87, after two massive earthquakes hit northwestern Iran and the...

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Two strong earthquakes struck villages in northwest Iran on Saturday, killing at least 87 people and injuring more than 400, Iranian media said. Six villages near the city of Tabriz were completely destroyed and other neighboring cities were facing damages and power outages. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the first quake at 6.4 magnitude and said it struck 37 miles northeast of the city of Tabriz. A second quake measuring 6.3 struck 30 miles northeast of Tabriz 11 minutes later at a similar depth. The second quake struck near the town of Varzgan, Fars news agency said. "The quake was so intense that people poured into the streets through fear," it said. A local provincial official urged people in the region to stay outdoors during the night for fear of aftershocks. an is straddled by several major fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent times, the last which struck the city of Bam in 2003, killing more than 25,000 people.

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