April 16th, 2013
08:04 AM ET

Powerful earthquake strikes SE Iran

At least 40 people are feared dead in Iran and seven more in Pakistan after a powerful earthquake near the countries' shared border, Iran's state-run Press TV reported Tuesday, citing local reports.

Akbar Hussain Durrani, provincial home minister of Balochistan province, told CNN that six people had been killed by the quake and more than a dozen injured in the province's Washuk district.

The quake destroyed more than 50 shops in the district, Durrani said.

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  1. Pete

    Maybe Allah is telling Iran,Pakistan something like quit your crap or else dudes...Or maybe God the Almighty is stepping of Allahs toes saying its time to calm down and quit acting like the impoverished idiots you really are and get with the program of working for the betterment of your countrys people,maybe that instead of war for a change wouldn't that be nice!!

    April 16, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    So wherever there are natural calamities its Allah telling folks to get their act together eh @Pete.
    We should learn from that, we have a lot of those here too.

    April 16, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Hey @Pete, so wherever there are natural calamities its Allah telling folks to get their act together.

    April 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @saywhat,only in Muslim led middle eastern countries that's all...

      April 19, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    A lesson for us there too, perhaps. We have a lot of those. lol

    April 16, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    There were also five earthquakes in central Oklahoma this morning.

    April 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TvNyC

    I love cnn.

    April 16, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TvNyC

    Cnn==cable never netwotk

    April 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TvNyC

    Cnn i hate you with my guts. You ignoring me real comments is immature and screwed up..

    April 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TvNyC

    @Pete, you Sound selfish...innocent people died. As much i dont like Iranian president and dumb regime this quake killed some innocent people so dont bring Allah into this, that is just sad and it shows How conceited and full of crap you are. i am a roman catholic and we need to conquer the evil but by hating on innocence, you may get evil thrown at you.. Lets all pray for Boston victims and the quake victims. Hope they are all in heaven now where its much better than here. You best believe God is coming but not yet.

    April 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Amen to that@TvNyc

    April 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. little mister©

    @cnn.it is so written on proverbs 12:65 "...and in the future there show be a big news giant.there will also be little mister. Thou shall not delete little mister. So it is ordered."

    April 16, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pete

    @TvNyC,hey I was Catholic till they worried more about my yearly financials for donations than teaching the good book asking for money to cover their fancy lifestyles like golf or fancy cars every couple of years..And don't worry about the Lord and me we got a deal going on and nothing you can say can take me away from him,got it ..Typical NYer know it all that's thinks you're above all else and thinks everything is better up north till you get old and come down here to become a pain in the ass to us!Justv ask your parents if they're here as well in Florida!!And talk about conceit ,just look it up in the dictionary and you'll see a NYer!!Don't worry about those earthquake victims as well we're sending cadaver and rescue dogs to bail them out and remember bud they both get foriegn aid,more than we get here for help!!

    April 16, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    I feel bad for the victims of this. But i disagree that our government is sending Iran money for this. We need to stop sending money to countries while we are in such a financial mess.

    April 16, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. TvNyC

    Listen Pete all im saying is you can be catholic and not give money to the church. I usually give homeless people change instead. No one is perfect nor knows it all not even ny'ers,, except God and his only son Jesus Christ.

    April 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |