Scores feared killed in Iran earthquake

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The earthquake measured 7.8 magnitude on Richter scale.

A powerful earthquake that struck southeastern Iran was felt in several countries in Asia on Tuesday, rocking buildings in the Indian capital of New Delhi; sending panicked resident of Karachi, Pakistan, fleeing into the streets; and causing tremors through Persian Gulf states.

Iranian officials said they expected hundreds of deaths, New York Times reports.

The earthquake, which measured 7.8 magnitude on Richter scale, has left about 40 people dead and many injured while its effect was felt in other Asian countries like Bahrain and UAE.