Iran, Iraq earthquake death toll rises to 140

Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds injured in Iran and Iraq, according to early estimates by local officials, after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the region yesterday, Nov 12.

“At least 141 people have been killed and some 866 injured since the earthquake struck”  said the Deputy director of Iran’s crisis management unit.

According to the deputy governor of Kermanshah province, the region is currently facing a “shortage of physicians.” Therefore, those who needed surgery will have to be transferred to the regional capital.

The province has announced three days of general mourning.