Nine people were killed in eastern Turkey by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake early Sunday morning, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
The Turkish Minister added that at least 37 people were injured, including nine in critical but not life-threatening condition.
The quake centered just east across the border in neighboring Iran, west of the Iranian city of Khoy, and affected villages in the Turkish province of Van.
Iran’s official IRNA news agency said at least 75 people had been injured inside Iran, six of whom were hospitalized.
A second earthquake — also magnitude 5.7 — struck Sunday evening in the same area in Iran, according to the country’s seismology center.
Emergency teams were sent to the remote mountainous region, which has a history of powerful earthquakes.