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Hundreds Dead In Powerful Earthquake Near Iran-Iraq Border

Iranian officials say at least 340 people have been killed and nearly 4,000 others injured in a devastating earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border. Iran’s Interior Ministry says most of the casualties are in Kermanshah Province, with residents reporting feeling the 7.3 magnitude quake throughout the region, from Turkey to Kuwait.

In Iraq, officials said at least seven people were killed and more than 320 others injured on the Iraqi side as a result of the quake.

The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered 32 kilometers southwest of the city of Halabja in northeastern Iraq at a depth of 33.9 kilometers.

The town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 15 kilometers from the Iraq border, was one of the hardest hit, with dozens of people killed, reports said.

A woman mourns as she holds the body of her daughter in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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A woman mourns as she holds the body of her daughter in Sarpol-e Zahab.

People react to a dead body in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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People react to a dead body in Sarpol-e Zahab.

People sit on the rubble of a destroyed house in the city of Darbandikhan in northern Iraq.
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People sit on the rubble of a destroyed house in the city of Darbandikhan in northern Iraq.

A boy looks at a damaged building in the town of Darbandikhan in northern Iraq.
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A boy looks at a damaged building in the town of Darbandikhan in northern Iraq.

A victim receives treatment at a hospital in Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's Kermanshah Province.
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A victim receives treatment at a hospital in Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's Kermanshah Province.

Iranian victims of the earthquake look for their belongings around the wreckage of their home in the city of Pole-Zahab in Kermanshah Province.
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Iranian victims of the earthquake look for their belongings around the wreckage of their home in the city of Pole-Zahab in Kermanshah Province.

Rescue personnel looks for survivors and victims in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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Rescue personnel looks for survivors and victims in Sarpol-e Zahab.

Rescue workers search for victims under the rubble of a collapsed building in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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Rescue workers search for victims under the rubble of a collapsed building in Sarpol-e Zahab.

A man walks past a damaged building in Darbandikhan in Sulaimaniya Governorate, Iraq.
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A man walks past a damaged building in Darbandikhan in Sulaimaniya Governorate, Iraq.

In Sarpol-e Zahab
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In Sarpol-e Zahab

A woman reacts as medics cover dead bodies in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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A woman reacts as medics cover dead bodies in Sarpol-e Zahab.

People look at destroyed buildings in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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People look at destroyed buildings in Sarpol-e Zahab.

Residents huddle by a fire in an open area in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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Residents huddle by a fire in an open area in Sarpol-e Zahab.

Rescue personnel looks for survivors and victims in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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Rescue personnel looks for survivors and victims in Sarpol-e Zahab.

In Sarpol-e Zahab
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In Sarpol-e Zahab

In Sarpol-e Zahab
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In Sarpol-e Zahab

Bodies are collected in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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Bodies are collected in Sarpol-e Zahab.

A woman mourns next to a body in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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A woman mourns next to a body in Sarpol-e Zahab.

People receive treatment in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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People receive treatment in Sarpol-e Zahab.

Men tend to an injured woman in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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Men tend to an injured woman in Sarpol-e Zahab.

A man reacts to the destruction in Sarpol-e Zahab.
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A man reacts to the destruction in Sarpol-e Zahab.

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