At least nine people died and 37 others were injured in eastern Turkey on Sunday after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near the Iranian border region, the country’s health minister said.
Tremors from the quake that centered in the northwestern Iranian city of Khoy were also felt in Turkey’s Van province.
Fahrettin Koca said the condition of nine of the injured is serious.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said some buildings were damaged in various villages in the Baskale district of the province.
He added the most damage prone constructions in the area were mud houses which locals build.