Death toll jumps to 400 after quake on Iran-Iraq border
By: Annie Yager, Xiro Xone News November 13, 2017 Updated: 5:55 PM
TEHRAN, Iran -- A 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the western Kermanshah province near the Iraq-Iran border killing over 400 people across both countries Sunday night.
According to local media the search continues for survivors. According to the U.S. Geological Survey the quake was centered outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja.
Iranian news outlets such as Iran’s Press TV showed people could be fleeing their homes as buildings collapsed. Power and water lines were severed, and telephone service was disrupted.
Fars News Agency has reported that President Hassan Rouhani has ordered his vice president to make all medical and emergency equipment available to assist victims.
Iran's last major earthquake was August 2012 which struck the East Azerbaijan province, killing over 300.