At least 402 people have died after the deadliest earthquake of this year struck the border region between Iraq and Iran late yesterday.
According to CNN, Iran’s state-run media Press TV reported the sharp rise in the death toll Monday adding that 6,650 people were injured in the quake, which was felt as far away as Turkey and Pakistan. Some 145 aftershocks were reported, according to state-run network IRINN.
Monday’s death toll has has surpassed Mexico City’s earthquake in September where 369 people lost their lives. Around 100 of the dead are believed to be from one town in Iran’s Kermanshah province, the country’s semi-official Mehr news agency reported.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 13, 2017
"There has been no help yet, neither food nor water." Updates on the earthquake at the Iran-Iraq border: https://t.co/rVuXBGBYQw
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 13, 2017
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