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Hundreds killed in Iran-Iraq earthquake

Thousands injured and 70’000 need shelter in the predominantely Kurdish region. Tremors were felt as far away as Israel and Turkey.

SOURCES Agencies, BBC AUTHOR Evangelical Focus 13 NOVEMBER 2017 12:37 h GMT+1
Hundreds have been brought to hospitals in Iran and Iraq. / TVE

At least 410 people have been killed and thousands have been injured in Iran and Iraq after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the region.



The epicentre was the northern border region between the two countries, an area that is predominantly Kurdish.



More than 6'500 people have been hurt as many homes in this mountainous area are made of mud bricks.



The Iranian Red Crescent estimate 70’000 will need shelter after Sunday evening quake.



 



Source: BBC



“The situation there is very critical”, Kurdish Health Minister Rekawt Hama Rasheed told Reuters.



The quake is the worst since 2012 in Iran, where most of the victims have been found. It was felt as far south as the Iraqi capital Baghdad, and it was also felt many parts of Israel and Turkey.




 

 


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