Iran-iraq border earthquake

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Added On November 14, 2017

First the latest on Sunday's deadly earthquake that hit the Iran-Iraq border area.
 
Iran's state television says rescue operations in the area have ended.
 
The earthquake has killed more than 400 people and injuring thousands of others.
 
Head of Iran's Emergency Medical Services said on Tuesday on state TV that the rescue operations in the western Kermanshah province have ended.
    
Sunday's 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck villages and towns in the mountainous area of Kermanshah province that borders Iraq while many people were at home asleep. 
 
At least 445 people have been killed and more than 7,000 others injured in the earthquake. 
   
At least 14 provinces in Iran had been affected by the earthquake, including the capital Tehran. 
   
Over 20 Iranian villages in Iran's Kermanshah province have been damaged and power supply and water flows are disrupted. The roads networks in the area have sustained damage. 
  
Iranian emergency teams and some 30 Red Cross teams from across the country have been sent to the quake zones. 
   
Field hospitals have been set up in the quake-hit areas. 
   
Iranians have been flocking to the branches of the Blood Transfusion Organization to donate blood. 
   
The earthquake and after-shakes magnitude varied from 4.5 to 6.1. The earthquake has also been felt in Turkey, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. 
 
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani emphasized the need for maximum effort from officials. 
 
Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world. It is crisscrossed by several major fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years.
 
An earthquake in the southeastern city of Bam in December 2003 killed 26,000 people, and the deadliest quake in June 1990 in the north of the country killed about 37,000 people. 
 
   
A number of world states have condoled victims of the earthquake.  
 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday said the United Nations stands ready to assist efforts to respond to the deadly earthquake.
 
Putin expressed sympathy and support to the family and friends of the deceased and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
 
 
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim also pledged to support the victims.
 
Yildirim said the Turkish government has sent an aid convoy to meet the medical and food needs of earthquake victims.
 
Other countries including Egypt, India, Pakistan, Sudan also expressed condolences to the peoples and governments of Iraq and Iran.