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International - November 13, 2017

Deadly quake at Iraq-Iran Border

On 12 th November 2017, Iran experienced a deadly earthquake.
Monday night turns out to be the worst nightmare for Iranians as
massive earthquake of 7.3 magnitude rocks the mountains of Iraq-Iran
Border which caused many casualties. Latest report and government
data suggest that more than 200 people died and thousands got severe

Indian Prime Minister Modi expressed his grief over the devastating
natural calamity.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered his condolence
and urged all rescuers and agencies to reach out to the victims and
helped them. Schools in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces are closed as
the country is still on high alert.

Due to massive earthquake, lots of damage to property, roads, offices are
recorded. Iran’s emergency services Chief Pir Hossein Koolivand said it
was "difficult to send rescue teams to the villages because the roads have
been cut off… there have been landslides.

According to Behnam Saidi, the deputy head of the Iranian government's
crisis unit “There are 207 dead and more than 1,700 injured.

The IRNA news agency reports, “The worst-hit towns in Iran were Qasr-
e Shirin in Kermanshah and Azgaleh, about 40 kilometers northwest.
They added that 30 Red Cross teams had been sent to the quake zone.
These regions also facing frequent cuts.

Recently In May, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake near Iran’s border with
Turkmenistan killed two people leaving hundreds injured and caused
lots of damage all in the region.

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