Iran-Iraq quake deadliest quake in the world in 2017

Iran-Iraq quake deadliest quake in the world in 2017

By Nathasha De Alwis

Nov 14, 2017 | 9:43 am

A huge rescue effort  is under way after the powerful earthquake struck Iran’s mountainous border with Iraq, killing more than 400 and injuring more than 7000.

Teams are looking for survivors trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

The earthquake is named as the deadliest quake in the world 2017.

Most people who died were in western Iran in Sarpol-e-Zahab, a town 15km (10 miles) from the border, and other parts of Kermanshah province.

The State media says that, the town’s main hospital is severely damaged, leaving it struggling to treat hundreds of wounded people.

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