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Iran-Iraq quake death toll rises to 530, more than 7,000 injured

 

Iran-Iraq quake death toll rises to 530, more than 7,000 injured
Iran-Iraq quake death toll rises to 530, more than 7,000 injured

TEHRAN, Iran — 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.

The report Tuesday afternoon by the IRNA news agency said the number of injured in the temblor now stood at 7,460.

The magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Sunday night 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.

Deadly earthquake causes devastation on Iran-Iraq border

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 the temblor Sunday night that shook 14 of the country's 31 provinces.

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