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.
Kurdish man sitting so helplessly besides his dead kid who died by the earthquake that hit Kirmashan (#Kermanshah) in #Kurdistan and killed 410 and wounded thousands.— Kurdish Culture (@Kurdish_culture) November 13, 2017
No international aid yet.#Kurdistan #earthquake pic.twitter.com/OARRGyyXbx
Tragic news from Iran and Iraq today. Canadians offer their deepest sympathies to the families affected by the earthquake in the region.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 13, 2017
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.
کمبود شدید دارو، سرم، تخت و تجهیزات در مناطق زلزله زده/ معاون دانشگاه علوم پزشکی #کرمانشاه: بیمارستان سرپل ذهاب عملا تخریب شده/ مناطق #زلزله زده به امدادرسانی ستادی نیاز شدیدی دارند pic.twitter.com/RXS5SQPOhm— KurdistanHumanRights (@KurdistanHRN) November 13, 2017
Kurdistan Human Rights group is reporting a shortage of medicine, beds, and equipment in earthquake stricken areas, as well as a severe food shortage.
Unfortunately numbers of victims from last night's earthquake in #Iran #Kurdistan's Kermashan have increased, there is lack of medicine and equipment. International media are reportedly banned from seismic areas. #كرماشان #زلزلە #زمین_لرزه #ErdhejKurdistan pic.twitter.com/oktCmlrbgc— Herbert Maddison (@Herb_Maddison) November 13, 2017