140 or More Dead as 7.3 Earthquake Strikes Iraq-Iran Border

Earthquaqe on Iran Iraq Border area

(NBC NEWS,TIM STELLOH and ALEX JOHNSON) At least 140 people were killed and hundreds more were injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck near the Iran-Iraq border, the Iranian government said late Sunday. The state news agency, IRNA, said Sunday night that the official death toll of 141 was expected to rise. It said 860 injuries had been counted so far. The Iraqi Meteorological and Seismology Organization, meanwhile, warned that the country should brace for another possible quake in the coming hours. The U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS, said the quake was recorded…

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