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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 400

More than 300 of the victims were in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah province

Parisa Hafezi & Raya Jalabi | Reuters  |  Ankara/Baghdad 

More than 400 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country, state media said on Monday, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well. State television said more than 407 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade and at least 6,600 were injured. Local officials said the death toll would rise as search and rescue teams reached remote areas of Iran. The earthquake, which struck on Sunday, was felt in several western provinces of ...

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 01:33 IST