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Turkey rushes to help Iraq quake victims

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits Iraq, Iran Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes near Halabjah, Iraq
Erik Tate | 13 November, 2017, 00:54

At least six people died and dozens were hurt after a 7.3-magnitude quake jolted the "Iraq-Iran border region" on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced, as people across the region reported damage to buildings in the area.

An natural disaster with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 jolted northern Iraq Sunday.

Local media reported that eight villages in Iran had been damaged by the quake and rescue teams had been sent to those areas.

"The quake was felt in several Iranian provinces bordering Iraq ..."

A 12-year-old boy was killed and over 50 people were injured in Iraq, according to the official statements.

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The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered around 19 miles (31 kilometers) outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja.

Extensive damage is seen in photos taken in the town of Darbandikhan in Iraq.

A Rudaw TV news anchor interviewed a guest in the Kurdish city of Sulaimani in northeastern Iraq when the studio was hit by the quake.

But the governor of Qasr-e Shirin, Faramarz Akbari, said only two people had died in the town and 25 others were injured.

Water and electricity lines were severed in some villages and cities in the Western Kermanshah province and people went out on the streets because of the threat from aftershocks.

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