An earthquake in Iran took the lives of three people, at least 973 people were injured, the emergency service of the West Azerbaijan province reported, as quoted by the Tasnim and BTA agencies. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake occurred 8 km southeast of the city of Hoi (Northwestern Iran), with a population of about 175,000 people, at 21:44 on January 28, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. Since then, there have been more than 20 aftershocks. These 973 people were sent to hospitals and medical centers. Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi announced that a temporary camp had been set up to accommodate the victims in Khoi. Representatives of the Iranian Red Crescent, employees of the anti-crisis agency and 75 damage assessment experts also arrived on the scene. The latter will target 26 villages in the earthquake area.