CNN: Powerful Iran-Iraq earthquake is deadliest of 2017

Rescuers carry away the body of an earthquake victim in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Rescuers are digging through the debris of buildings felled by the Sunday earthquake that killed more than four hundreds of people in the border region of Iran and Iraq. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)


Shirzad Bozorgmehr and James Masters, CNN

On November 12, 2017, Iran and Iraq suffered a horrific earthquake leaving 452 individuals dead and 7,100 injured. With a magnitude of 7.3 centered south of Halabja, Pakistan, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Turkey all experienced an aftershock. Iran and Iraq have initiated rescue efforts and a 3-day mourning period. The Iranian Red Crescent Society is working with rescue dogs, debris removal teams, and is providing emergency shelter and treatment to affected individuals. Although Iran sits on a major fault line and has suffered several earthquakes, none compare to the most recent.

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