7.3 Earthquake hits Iraq-Iran Border

7.3 Earthquake hits Iraq-Iran Border

THE DEATH TOLL of a big tremor that hit the Iran-Iraq boundary line overnight rose to 328 dead on the Iranian side of the boundary, the coroner's office said.The quake was felt in a few areas of Iran however the hardest hit territory was Kermanshah.The tremor, which was felt as far away as Qatar, struck at 9:18pm neighborhood time (18:18) GMT. Its epicenter was at a intensity of 33.9km.Power was cut off in a few Iranian and Iraqi urban areas, and fears of consequential convulsions sent a huge number of individuals in the two nations The head of Iranian Red Crescent said more than 70,000 individuals needed crisis shield.

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said a few streets were blocked and were stressed over losses in remote towns

The Iranian military have been sent to help the injured community.There are still family under the rubble. We trust the quantity of dead and harmed won't rise excessively, however it will rise," Kermanshah's delegate representative, Mojtaba Nikkerdar.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has entrusted the nation's Interior Ministry with dispatch to "as quickly as time permits the necessities of occupants of the nation's western territories, influenced by the earthquake.

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