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Earthquake at Iran-Iraq border claims hundreds of lives

After a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit western Iran and eastern Iraq on Sunday night, hundreds are dead and thousands more are injured.

The current death toll is being reported at least 407 people, and an additional 6,700 people are injured.

The state-run news agency is reporting that most damage was felt in the Kermanshah Province in western Iran.

They also report that rescue operations to recover survivors trapped in the rubble overnight proved challenging due to low light and mountainous terrain.

Iran’s leader offered his condolences to the nation on Monday morning and has urged military and civil forces to provide aid to the affected families.

According to Iranian social media users, there is reportedly no aid as victims increase, and international media has been banned from the seismic areas.

Kurdistan Human Rights group is reporting a shortage of medicine, beds, and equipment in earthquake stricken areas, as well as a severe food shortage.

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