A massive earthquake has killed more than 400 people in Iraq-Iran border. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the region at 9:18pm local time (18:18) GMT. Its epicenter was at a depth of 33.9km.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said Sunday’s powerful quake hit close to Halabjah, southeast of Sulaymaniyah, a city in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq.
Most of the quake victims are believed to be based in Sarpol-e Zahab town of Iran. The death is said to rise. The rescue forces have been deployed.