More than 400 people were killed when a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Iraq-Iran boarder on Sunday, sending residents fleeing as thousands of residents were left injured, officials said on Monday.
The quake was centered 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja and struck around 9:48 p.m. Iran time. Residents were retiring for the night at the time. Iran’s western Kermanshah province, a rural mountainous region, bore the brunt of the temblor, with Iran’s state-run news agency reporting the quake killed 407 people in the country and injured another 6,700.
Full Article: Iran-Iraq earthquake kills more than 400