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Death toll in Iran-Iraq quake rises to 328

Death toll in Iran-Iraq quake rises to 328

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Iran's state-run news agency says the country's death toll in the powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border has risen to 328.
IRNA says the majority of those killed were from the town of Sarpol-e-Zahab in Iran's western Kermanshah province.
The magnitude 7.3 quake was centred 31 kilometres outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to the most recent measurements from the US Geological Survey.
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The quake was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast. Iran's western Kermanshah province sits in the Zagros Mountains that divide Iran and Iraq. Residents in the rural area rely mainly on farming to make a living.
The Iranian Health Department is asking citizens to donate blood for the injured.

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