Deadly earthquake hits Iran, hours after President’s death

An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale jolted Malayer, Hamedan province, in western Iran on Monday.  

According to the Seismological Centre of the Geophysics Institute of the University of Tehran, the earthquake occurred at 08:20:52 local time and had a depth of 10km.  

The earthquake occurred nine kilometres from Samen, 18km from Melayer, and 18km from Oshtorinan.  

Iranians are currently mourning the demise of President Ebrahim Raisi, who perished in a helicopter crash on Sunday.  

On Monday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei declared five-day mourning for Mr Raisi and his entourage, who died in the crash.