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PM Modi condoles loss of lives in devastating earthquake in Iran, Iraq

A powerful 7.3 magnitude quake wreaked havoc on the Iraq-Iran border region, killing over 330 people and injuring thousands more. Its tremors were felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, according to authorities. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 13, 2017 3:13 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the loss of lives in the devastating earthquake that rocked the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, which left more than 328 people dead and injured thousands more.

“My thoughts are with all those who have lost their loved ones in the tragic earthquake that has affected parts of Iran and Iraq. I pray that those injured recover at the earliest,” PM Modi tweeted.

A powerful 7.3 magnitude quake wreaked havoc on the Iraq-Iran border region and its tremors were felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, according to authorities.

As per local officials, the death toll is likely to rise as search and rescue teams reached remote areas of Iran.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condoled the death and urged all government agencies to do all they could to help those affected.

The earthquake was felt in several western provinces of Iran but the hardest hit province was Kermanshah, which announced three days of mourning. More than 236 of the victims were in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah province, about 15 km (10 miles) from the Iraq border.

Reuters inputs

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  1. V
    Village Bull
    Nov 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm
    But this OBC faithful servant of communal Brahmin-bania gang of Hindutva has nothing to say about the lynching of citizens of India by goons of rss. Virtually tens of thousands if not lakhs, people are dying of air and water pollutions, yet this fool could not care less.
    1. O
      Nov 13, 2017 at 6:03 pm
      He is a Fraud, no condolences for Gouri Lankesh, dead children of Gorakhpur, capsized boat etc. I don't understand how the people of India tolerate this fool.
      1. V
        Village Bull
        Nov 13, 2017 at 6:20 pm
        Haven't you heard a wise judge saying that the 90 Indians are idi-ots. I am sure he meant 100 , but he wanted to keep few fools as friends
      2. A
        Nov 13, 2017 at 5:56 pm
        Feku will condole the death due to earthquake in Iran Iraq, he will also tweet about forest fire in Portugal, but he will never condole the death of kids in Gorakhpur and else where in UP due to lack of Oxygen cylinder. He will never condole the murder of innocent citizen at the hand of Gaurakshak.
        1. R
          Nov 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm
          Our PM who always concerns more about the foreign countries people deaths but he forgets his own home country people are been killed by his own party goons in the name of religion. Wah Modiji Wah, doob maro sarkaar chalane walo doob maro.