Earthquake in Iran kills 61, injures 300

ANI | Updated: Nov 13, 2017 05:57 IST

Tehran [Iran], November 13 (ANI): The death toll from 7.3 magnitude earthquake near Iraq-Iran border rose to 61 and over 300 others were reported to be injured in Iran, an Iranian official said on Monday.

The Independent said at least 14 provinces in Iran were affected in the earthquake.

Schools in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces of Iran would be closed today because of the jolt.

Meanwhile, at least six people were killed and dozens injured in Iraq.

The earthquake jolted Iraq side of Iraq-Iran border.

The epicenter of the earthquake was near the border, 20 miles southwest of the city of Halabjah in Iran.

The tremor was felt in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq, reported the Independent, quoting Iraqi Meteorology department. (ANI)