A powerful earthquake shook a mountainous region in south-eastern Iran today, killing at least 190 people and injuring around 1,000 more. The 6.4-magnitude quake struck early in the morning. Its epicenter was in the town of Zarand in Kerman province, some 700 km southeast of Tehran. The quake appears to have caused damage in mainly rural areas, but details are still unclear. Ali Komsari, a spokesman for the local government in Kerman province, said the worst-hit village appeared to be Dahuyeh, which has a population of 820 and was "destroyed 100 percent." Another local official told the state radio that villagers were buried alive in Dahuyeh's mosque when the quake struck during pre-dawn prayers. The quake struck the same region where an earthquake devastated the city of Bam in December 2003, killing some 26,000 people.