Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017

More than 20 soldiers around and under a slab of concrete in a pile of rubbleImage copyright
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Rescue teams in Iran are looking for people in collapsed buildings

A huge rescue effort is under way after a powerful earthquake struck Iran’s mountainous border with Iraq, killing more than 400 people and injuring more than 7,000.

Teams are looking for survivors trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

The quake is the deadliest in the world this year.

Most people who died were in western Iran – in Sarpol-e-Zahab, a town 15km (10

Article source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41972338

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