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Mahmoud Mozaffar, head of the rescue department of Iran’s Red Crescent, told state TV that four of the fatalities were students, three of them girls. He said the rescue operation ended around noon Tuesday and no more fatalities were expected.

Earlier Tuesday, Mohammad Barzang, the governor of Rigan, another small town in the stricken area, said collapsed houses in three remote villages had buried dozens under the rubble.

Mr. Barzang said relief teams were dispatched to the area and that more than 2,000 families needed tents to live in because their houses were damaged up to 60 percent.

From wire dispatches and staff reports