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Iran earthquake relief efforts begin after 250 killed

12 August 2012 Last updated at 12:50 BST

Relief operations are under way in Iran after two strong earthquakes in the north-west left at least 250 people dead and more than 2,000 injured.

The 6.4 and 6.3 quakes struck near Tabriz and Ahar on Saturday afternoon, with more than 55 aftershocks reported over the following hours.

More than 100 villages are damaged and thousands of people spent the night in emergency shelters or in the open.

Peter Biles reports.