A deadliest earthquake magnitude 7.3 struck Iran and Iraq on Sunday killing over 400 people. Iran state television informs that 6,600 people are injured and dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. Lots of houses made of earthen bricks have been heave damaged in some villages.
According to the local officials, the death toll would rise as search and rescue teams reached remote areas of Iran.
The earthquake was felt in several western provinces of Iran but the worst hinted area is the Sarpol-e Zahab County in Kermanshah province with a population of 85,000.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered his condolences on Monday, urging all government agencies to do all they could to help those affected. State TV appealed for blood donations.