At least five people have been killed and dozens injured on Saturday in three shallow earthquakes of that shook southern Iran, state media reported.

Another 49 people were injured, according to Mojtaba Khalidi, the spokesperson of the country's emergency organization, cited by the official Fars news outlet.

Hormozgan provincial governor Mehdi Dosti said that the earthquakes shook the region early in the morning around the village of Sayeh Khosh of Bandar Khamir area, near the Hormuz Strait.