No less than 170 individuals were killed and more than 1,000 injured when a 7.3 magnitude earthquake the rocky Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that obstructed save endeavors, authorities said Monday, revealed AFP.
Film posted on Twitter indicated froze individuals escaping a working in Sulaimaniyah, northern Iraq, as windows broke right now the shudder struck late Sunday, while pictures from the adjacent town of Darbandikhan demonstrated significant dividers and solid structures had fell.
“There are 164 dead and more than 1,686 inured,” Behnam Saidi, the appointee leader of the Iranian government’s emergency unit set up to deal with the reaction to the shudder, told state TV. Six others were accounted for dead on the Iraq side of the border.
We are setting up three crisis help camps,” said Mojtaba Nikkerdar, the appointee legislative leader of Iran’s Kermanshah region.
The earthquake hit 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan at around 9.20 pm, when many individuals would have been at home, the US Geological Survey said.