Hundreds die in Iran-Iraq quake
RESCUERS using diggers and other heavy equipment were searching through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq, as aid workers found new victims.
The grim work began again at dawn in the Kurdish town of Sarpol-e-Zahab in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah, which appears to have been the hardest hit by the magnitude 7.3 earthquake on Sunday night.
Rescuers and local residents stood on top of the remains of apartment complexes, looking through the rubble. They used heavy blankets to carry away bodies.
The quake killed 430 people in Iran and injured 7,460 others, while seven deaths occurred in Iraq and 535 people were injured.