The most powerful earthquake in Iran and Iraq: hundreds of people died
A terrible earthquake in Iran and Iraq struck the northern border of the two states on Sunday evening. According to Reuters, an earthquake measuring 7 points has already killed more than 400 people and caused landslides that hampered rescue operations.
The earthquake occurred in Iraqi Kurdistan on Sunday evening, shortly after 9 p.m. local time.
Reuters reports that more than 400 people died in Iran, and at least six people died in Iraq.
The earthquake was felt even in Baghdad, about 320 km from the epicenter.
Many in the region lived in houses that could not withstand such a catastrophe.
So far, 114 aftershocks have been registered in Iran. People remain on the street for fear of new shocks.
This is the fourth earthquake with casualties that hit Iran this year. And it is by far the most deadly: for others, the number of victims was calculated in units.
Iran is known as one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
The last time the earthquake, which caused a large number of victims, was in 2005. In February 2005, more than 600 people died.
According to preliminary data, the damage will be more than 100 million dollars.