Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Over 500 people killed in Iran earthquake : state media

Iran’s deadliest earthquake
At least 530 people were killed in the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook parts of western Iran, according to state media.

The latest death toll comes after officials called off rescue operations, saying that there was little chance of finding more survivors from the earthquake.

Survivors, many left homeless by quake that struck villages and towns in a mountainous area bordering Iraq, battled overnight temperatures just above freezing and faced another bleak day today in need of food and water.

The death toll made it Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade. Thousands of people were injured and 30,000 homes damaged. Two whole villages were destroyed.

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