Death toll af­ter quake in Iran-Iraq bor­der area up to more than 400

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - PAGE TWO -

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Res­cuers dug with their bare hands Mon­day through the de­bris of build­ings brought down by a pow­er­ful earth­quake that killed more than 400 peo­ple in the once-con­tested moun­tain­ous bor­der re­gion be­tween Iraq and Iran.

Sun­day night’s mag­ni­tude-7.3 earth­quake struck about 19 miles out­side the east­ern Iraqi city of Hal­abja, ac­cord­ing to the most re­cent mea­sure­ments from the U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey. The worst dam­age ap­peared to be in the Kur­dish town of Sar­pol-eZa­hab in the western Ira­nian prov­ince of Ker­man­shah, which sits in the Za­gros Moun­tains that di­vide Iran and Iraq.

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