IN PICTURES | Earthquake rocks Iran-Iraq border: 207 killed, 1700 injured

Published: 13th November 2017 11:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th November 2017 11:54 AM  

At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that were hindering rescue efforts, officials said today. IN PIC: People stand in the street after feeling aftershocks from an earthquake in Baghdad, Iraq. (Photo | AP)
Iranian state broadcaster IRIB said 129 were dead in an updated toll posted on its website, while the official IRNA news agency said some 300 people had been injured, adding that the toll was expected to rise. IN PIC: In this photo provided by the Iranian Students News Agency, ISNA, destroyed buildings and a car are seen after an earthquake at the city of Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran. (Photo | AP)
Six others were reported dead on the Iraq side of the border. IN PIC: Survivors of the earthquake warm themselves in front of destroyed buildings at the city of Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran. (Photo | AP)
The quake hit 30 kilometres southwest of Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan at around 9.20 pm, when many people would have been at home, the US Geological Survey said. IN PIC: People look at destroyed buildings after an earthquake at the city of Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran.(Photo | AP)
30 Red Cross teams had been sent to the quake zone, parts of which had experienced power cuts. IN PIC: People stand in the street after feeling aftershocks from an earthquake in Baghdad, Iraq. (Photo | AP)
In Iraq, officials said the quake had killed six people in Sulaimaniyah province and injured around 150. IN PIC: People stand in the street after feeling aftershocks from an earthquake in Baghdad, Iraq. (Photo | AP)
The quake struck along a 1,500 kilometre fault line between the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates, a belt extending through western Iran and into northeastern Iraq. IN PIC: In this photo provided by the Iranian Students News Agency, ISNA, destroyed buildings and a car are seen after an earthquake at the city of Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran. (Photo | AP)
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