Monday, November 13, 2017

At Least 200 Killed, Over 1700 Injured As Strong Quake Rocks Iran-Iraq Border

At least 200 people were killed and more than 1,700 injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that hindered rescue efforts, officials said on Monday.

Iran's emergency services chief Pir Hossein Koolivand said it was "difficult to send rescue teams to the villages because the roads have been cut off... there have been landslides".