Fears have been raised of a devastating earthquake in Iran after a deadly quake hit the country’s southern Fars province. The 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck on Friday and prompting a search operation for any wounded. The quake struck at dawn, with its epicentre 33 miles of the city of Jahrom, the USGS said. State TV reported: “Four Afghans living and

working on a farm were killed … (in) Saifabad village near the town of Khonj.” The governor of Fars province, Mokhtar Abbasi, told state TV that rescuers were searching the quake zone for any other victims in the sparsely populated region. Three injured people from the village of Chartala were taken to hospital but later discharged, the official IRNA news agency reported.  READ MORE