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Iran declared mourning for victims of earthquake that killed 430 people

Iran declared mourning for victims of earthquake that killed 430 people

According to the Iraqi Interior Ministry, 7 people died in this country from the earthquake on Sunday, about 500 were injured

Iran has declared Tuesday an official day of mourning for the victims of Sunday’s powerful earthquake that struck a mountainous region near the border with Iraq.

Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani planned to visit the areas affected by the 7.3 magnitude earthquake.

Iranian state news agency IRNA reported that the earthquake killed at least 430 people and injured about 7,000. Many victims lived in the city of Sarpol-e-Zahab in the Iranian province of Kermanshah.

According to the Iraqi Ministry of Internal Affairs, the earthquake killed seven people in this country, about 500 were injured..

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was near the city of Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan, but tremors were felt even in Turkey and Israel..

When the earthquake started, people began to leave their homes. Due to the numerous aftershocks, many spent the ensuing nights in casualty camps or outside despite the cold weather..

The World Health Organization has dispatched a rapid response team to the region, including ambulances and surgical kits. Meanwhile, rescuers are clearing the rubble of collapsed houses and using dogs to find people underneath..

Several major fault lines run across Iran, and its history has witnessed many earthquakes that have resulted in numerous casualties..

So, as a result of the earthquake in the city of Bam, in the south of the country, in 2003 at least 26 thousand people died..Iran declared mourning for victims of earthquake that killed 430 people Earthquake in East Azerbaijan Province in 2012 killed more than 300 people.

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