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Iran-Iraq quake death toll touches 445, 7,370 injured

 Tehran, Iran – Death toll touches in  a powerful earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border that has killed more than 400 people.

 

Sources said,445 people were killed and 7,370 injured in the Sunday earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border.

 More than half of the casualties are from Kurdish-majority town of Sarpol-e Zahab in Kermansh province. The only hospital in the town was heavily damaged and the army set field hospitals.

 

The magnitude 7.3 quake was centered 19 miles (31 kilometers) outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to the most recent measurements from the U.S. Geological Survey.

 

Iran's government declared Tuesday as a national mourning day.

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