Deadly quake hits Iraq-Iran border

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Added On November 13, 2017

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Iraq-Iran border area on Sunday, leaving at least 90 people dead and over thousands injured.
The quake occurred 103 km southeast of the city of Sulaymaniyah in Iraq.
 
It was felt in Iraqi capital Baghdad and several Iraqi provinces, as well as regions bordering Iraq.
 
Most of the casualties were reported in the Iraqi town of Darbandikhan, some 35 km southeast of the epicenter.
 
Darbandikhan Mayor said the death toll could rise as some houses have collapsed and it was possible there are people buried under the debris.
 
The quake also caused a landslide in a mountain adjacent to the Darbandikhan Dam.
 
Authorities have warned residents near the dam to be on the highest alert due to the condition of the dam.
 
In Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, dozens of people were taken to hospitals.
 
In Iran, over 20 villages have been damaged, and power and water supplies have been disrupted.
 
Iranian emergency teams have rushed to the quake-hit region.
 
Helicopters are delivering basic supplies to people affected by the quake.