Iraq-Iran border earthquake toll continues to rise; 207 dead & 1,700 injured

Updated:1 year ago IST

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): At least 207 people died and 1700 were injured after a deadly earthquake hit the region around the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday. Chaotic scenes and panic gripped the area as 7.3 magnitude quake was felt in Tehran, Baghdad, Erbil and other cities across the Kurdistan region. Many people are still feared trapped beneath the rubble. At least eight villages in the country have been damaged and there are fears that the death toll in remote parts could be high. Authorities say many houses in the disaster zone are made of mud bricks and are likely to crumble in event of an quake. Electricity has been cut off in several cities of Iran and Iraq forcing residents in both countries to flee their homes. Many quake-affected people spent a cold night on the streets fearing there could be more aftershocks to come.

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