teheran - An earthquake has killed 164 deaths in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah on the border with Iraq. That reports to the local authorities. More than 1650 injured are unfortunate. In Iraq six deaths have fallen and more than five hundred people are injured, reports the regional government crisis center.
The vortex with a force of 7.3 occurred at 19.00 hrs Dutch time. The epicenter was located 32 kilometers from Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan, just across the border in Iran. Buildings on both sides of the border collapsed. Emergency states have been declared in the border cities in Iraq. There are aftershocks measured with a force of 4.5 and 4.7.
The rescue work will start on Monday morning. Among the rubble there would be many people. The expectation is that the death penalty is still rising.