Iran-Iraq border earthquake: 140 killed and 860 injured

More than 140 people were killed and 860 others were injured when an earthquake with magnitude 7.3 shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border. The earthquake triggered landslides. On Monday, Iran’s state run news agency said that the landslides were hindering the rescue efforts.



According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake hit 30 kilometres southwest of Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan at around 9.20 pm.


The death toll is expected to rise and the deputy governor of Iran’s Kermanshah province said that they are in the process of setting up three emergency relief camps.


More details are awaited.

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