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CNN) -- A series of earthquakes struck western Iran early Friday, killing dozens and flattening entire villages.
At least 66 people were killed and 988 injured, a medical official in Lurestan province told the official IRNA news agency.
The quakes were centered near Boroujerd and Doroud, two industrial cities about 210 miles southwest of Tehran, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
Provincial official Ali Barani said about 200 villages were damaged, some flattened, The Associated Press reported.
At least 66 people have been killed and 980 injured by several earthquakes in western Iran, officials said.
The quakes, with magnitudes of up to 6.0, centred on remote villages between the industrial towns of Doroud and Boroujerd in the province of Lorestan.
About 330 villages have been damaged - some completely flattened, Lorestan's disaster control committee chief said.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for aid to be rushed to the victims, and prayed for the injured.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the US was prepared to offer humanitarian assistance to Iran.
Lorestan's governor said hospitals were full to capacity
Originally posted by Manincloak
Does the US have the tech for this?
Threatening Iran on a whole new level?