Killer quakes, ranging between 4.7 to six degrees on the Richter scale, have claimed lives of dozens of citizens and injured above 700 others, inflicting heavy damage on provincial cities of Dorud and Borujerd since late Thursday.
Head of the Natural Disasters Headquarters in Lorestan Province Ali Barani told IRNA the quakes have left 28 people killed and 700 injured, with all the villages in Dasht Silakhor, a region between the quake-stricken cities of Dorud and Borujerd, and the epicenter of the quake, suffering between 30 to 100 percent damage.
Ambulances, blankets, food, heaters and medicine have been cited as the mostly needed items.
Based on a related report, two relatively strong earth quakes caused panic in the cities of Arak and Shazand in Markazi province from late Thursday until early Friday.
The quakes occurred in the local time of 23:15 (07:45 GMT) and 04:50 (01:20 GMT).
The epicenter of the second quake with magnitude of six degrees on the Richter scale was registered in Chalanchovan in Doroud city of Lorestan province.
The quake left no damage or casualties in Markazi province, announced Markazi Natural Disaster Headquarters on Friday.