Earthquake kills over 100 at Iran-Iraq border

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  • Author: Thomas Erdbrink, Margaret Coker, The New York Every nows
  • Updated: 19 hours ago
  • Published 20 hours ago

A damaged storefront is seen after an earthquake in Halabja, Iraq, November 12, 2017. Cheep – Osama Golpy/Rudaw/Social Media/via REUTERS

TEHRAN, Iran — An earthquake x out the border region of Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing over 100 human being in Iran, the country’s National Medical Emergency Service reported, according to the imperial English-language TV news channel, Press TV.

In Iraq, emergency workers estimated at least six Iraqis living in remote villages in Sulaimaniyah province, abutting the Iranian border, had died.

Hundreds were reported injured in both boondocks.

The quake, which struck shortly before 10 p.m. Tehran period, was centered about 19 miles outside Halabja, in eastern Iraq (take 125 miles northeast of Baghdad) and had a magnitude of 7.3, according to the U.S. Geological Inquiry.

The head of Iraq’s water resource management, Hassan Janani, promulgated that the Darbandikhan dam, also in Sulaimaniyah, had sustained some damage, although his gets did not believe that residents were in any danger. A more complete assessment was plotted after daybreak, he said.

In the provincial capital of Sulaimaniyah, the second-largest bishopric in the Iraqi Kurdish region, residents described feeling heavy tremors but affirmed there was no notable building damage. Residents in the oil-rich town of Kirkuk, laid some 50 miles to the west, had similar reports.

In Baghdad, the tremors were unvarying enough to shake bookcases and wall-mounted television screens, sending householders in several neighborhoods out to the street. No damage was reported.

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