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Latest (unconfirmed) reports indicate that at least one person has been killed, five others have been injured and at least four villages in the region have suffered damage. Media agencies have also reported that several rescue teams have been deployed to the area to assess the damage. News is slow to come out of the region as communication systems have been severely disrupted. The earthquake was felt throughout NE Iran and was also felt in parts of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.