Death toll in devastating 7.3 Iran quake rises to more than 500 - state media



Associated Press

Iran's state-run news agency says the country's death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck the Iran-Iraq border has risen to 530.

More than 400 people were killed in the quake and thousands have been injured.
Source: Associated Press

The report overnight by the IRNA news agency said the number of injured in the quake now stood at 7,460.

The magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Monday, (Sunday Iran time) just as people were going to bed.

The worst damage appeared to be in the Kurdish town of Sarpol-e-Zahab in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah.

Iran has been the hardest hit and thousands have been injured in addition to the death toll.
Source: BBC

Kermanshah, an almost entirely Kurdish province nestled in the Zagros Mountains that run along the border with Iraq, suffered all of Iran's fatalities from quake that shook 14 of the country's 31 provinces.

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