Iran's death toll climbs to 530 after earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:05:18 AM. The death toll in Iran has climbed to 530 after a powerful earthquake struck the Iran and Iraq border region Sunday, Iran's state-run news agency said. Over 7,400 others in Iran were injured, the IRNA news agency said. 'People have been scared' after the magnitude-7.3 quake, Hamzeh Zarei,...
The death toll in Iran has climbed to 530 after a powerful earthquake struck the Iran and Iraq border region Sunday, Iran's state-run news agency said. Interested in Iran? Add Iran as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Iran news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Iran Add Interest Over 7,400 others in Iran were injured, the IRNA news agency said. Atta Kenareatta Kenare/AFP/Getty ImagesMedics attend to quake victims at a field hospital in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in the western Kermanshah province near the border with Iraq on Nov. 14, 2017. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPAIranian soldiers carry the body of an earthquake victim near the wreckage of a collapsed building in the city of Pole-Zahab, in Kermanshah Province, Iran, Nov. 13, 2017. "People have been scared" after the magnitude-7.3 quake, Hamzeh Zarei, speaking in Farsi, told ABC News in Iran. "People do not dare to go back home, so they have camped around the city and they are sleeping in the tents," he said. "And it is very cold. But, being afraid of their lives, scared of what happened last night, they all stayed here outside." ZAtta Kenareatta KenareAFP/Getty ImagesA man lies atop salvaged mattresses and other possessions outside damaged buildings in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in the western Kermanshah province of Iran on Nov. 14, 2017, following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake two days before. Zarei said people were in need off tents and blankets and he said people "urgently needed drinking water.” Rescuers...Read more
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