Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, at least 216 killed, over 1,600 injured

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Red Crescent teams providing rescue and first aid as picture of devastation continues to emerge

- media.ifrc.org
14 Nov 2017
Beirut/Geneva, 13 November 2017 - Red Crescent volunteers in northern Iraq and Iran are providing urgent search and rescue and first aid to victims of the devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the region yesterday evening at 21:18 local time. According to Iran Red Crescent at least 328 people have been killed and 3950 injured. In Iraq, the Iraqi Red Crescent ...

People killed, 7,000 injured in Iran's earthquake

14 Nov 2017
Iran's English-language Press TV said more than 450 people were killed and 7,000 were injured when the magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country on Sunday. Local officials expected the death toll to climb as search and rescue teams reached remote areas of Iran.
- nst.com.my

Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold

- theedgemarkets.com
14 Nov 2017
ANKARA/LONDON (Nov 14): Rescue operations have ended in areas of Iran hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands, state television reported on Tuesday, as many survivors, in need of food and water, battled the cold.

Iran ends quake rescue operations as death toll rises

14 Nov 2017
A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake near the Iraq-Iran border on Sunday killed at least 530 people across both countries, authorities say. Iranian officials said there was little chance of finding more survivors from the earthquake that shook parts of western Iran. Rescue operations had now been called off, state television said on Tuesday.
- news.crendy.com

Earthquake hits Iraq near border with Iran, several killed in both countries

- yahoo.com
14 Nov 2017
In Iran, the earthquake was felt in the capital Tehran. Media gave contradictory casualty figures. Semi-official Fars news agency and state news agency IRNA said at least six people had been killed and many others injured in the border town of Qasr-e Shirin.

Iraq Border Kills

14 Nov 2017
The semi-official ILNA news agency said at least 14 provinces in Iran had been affected by the earthquake. Behnam Saeedi, a spokesman for the country's crisis management headquarters, told state TV that casualty figures stood at 348 killed and 6,603 injured.
- nbcbayarea.com

Rescue teams search for survivors in Iraq after powerful earthquake Asia's Latest News & Entertainment Platform

- watsupasia.com
14 Nov 2017
Rescue teams sifted through demolished buildings in the Iraqi district of Darbandikham on Monday, a day after a heavy earthquake hit, which killed at least six people in Iraq and more than 300 across the border in Iran. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 7.3.

Killed, over 2,500 injured as earthquake strikes near Iran Business Standard

14 Nov 2017
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- business-standard.com

Iraq Border, Killing Scores

- npr.org
14 Nov 2017
The Associated Press quoting Iran's state-run IRNA news agency said rescue work was continuing overnight and would intensify come daybreak. AP quoted the semi-official ILNA news agency as saying at least 14 provinces in Iran had been affected by the earthquake.

Rescuers search debris after Iran

14 Nov 2017
In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, relatives weep over the body of an earthquake victim, Sarpol-e-Zahab western Iran, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Authorities reported that a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Iraq-Iran border region on Monday and killed more than 300 people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as ...
- ballstatedaily.com

Iraq quake toll hits 530 survivors battle cold

- arabnews.com
14 Nov 2017
SARPOL-E-ZAHAB, Iran: Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq that killed over 530 people, with weeping women crying out to God as aid workers found new bodies.

Quake Kills 430 in Iranian Border Region Rebuilt After War

14 Nov 2017
Tehran, Iran (AP) -- Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed more than 430 people in the border region of Iran and Iraq, with nearly all the casualties occurring in an area rebuilt after their ruinous 1980s war.
- bloomberg.com

Iraq Border Killed Hundreds, Injures Thousands

- teenvogue.com
14 Nov 2017
The New York Times reports at least 7,370 were injured in Iran, along with an additional 535 people in Iraq. The Times reports photos from the region show collapsed buildings, destroyed cars, and people sleeping in the streets for fear of aftershocks. According to the Guardian, the Iranian Red Crescent indicated more than 70,000 people are in need of emergency shelter as a ...

At least 140 killed by earthquake near the border of Iraq and Iran

14 Nov 2017
Iran sits on many major fault lines and is prone to near-daily quakes. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. The last major casualty earthquake in Iran struck in East Azerbaijan province in August 2012, killing over 300 people.
- businessinsider.com

Earthquake Strikes Iraq

- nbcnews.com
14 Nov 2017
Citing an Iranian emergency services official speaking on state television, The Associated Press and Reuters reported that 61 people were killed and 300 were injured on that country's side of the border. NBC News has not independently confirmed these reports.

At Least 300 Killed, 6600 Injured as Massive Earthquake Jolts Iran

14 Nov 2017
The earthquake was felt in several western provinces of Iran, but the hardest hit province was Kermanshah, which announced three days of mourning. More than 300 of the victims were in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah province, about 15 km (10 miles) from the Iraq border.
- charismanews.com

Iraq earthquake death toll climbs

- theguardian.com
14 Nov 2017
Iran's state-run Irna news agency has raised the death toll to 407 and said 6,700 people were injured after the quake that struck the country's western provinces at 9.20pm local time on Sunday. Tremors were felt hundreds of miles away in both capitals, in Tehran and Baghdad.

Iran, Iraq earthquake death toll reaches

14 Nov 2017
Turkish Red Crescent Chairman Kerem Kinik told broadcaster NTV that Red Crescent teams in Erbil were preparing to go to the site of the earthquake, and that Turkey's national disaster management agency, AFAD, and National Medical Rescue Teams were also preparing to head into Iraq.
- rte.ie

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- thetrace.org
14 Nov 2017
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