Earthquake at Iran-Iraq border: dozens of people were killed in disasters

© AFP 2017 / SHWAN MOHAMMEDПострадавшие in the Iraqi hospital after the earthquake in Iran. 12.11.2017Earthquake at Iran-Iraq border: dozens of people were killed in disasters© 2017 AFP / SHWAN MOHAMMED

On Sunday, the Iran-Iraq border earthquake, the force of the quake was 9-10 points. This was reported in the press service of the Armenian Ministry of emergency situations, citing data seismicity National service of seismic protection of Armenia. The European Mediterranean seismological centre (EMSC), in turn, said that the strength of tremors was 7.2.

Information on victims and victims

The number of victims of a powerful earthquake in Iran has risen to 100 people, according to Iranian state television, citing the head of rescue services and emergency situations of Iran.

Previously, the Agency ISNA with reference to the representative of the Ministry of emergency situations of Iran reported that the tragedy claimed the lives of 61 people.

According to preliminary data, in Iraq two people were killed in the earthquake, and about 100 were injured.

The actions of the authorities

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani ordered to provide all necessary all the victims of a powerful earthquake.

In turn, the interior Minister of Iran holds meeting with crisis group to discuss the elimination of the consequences of the earthquake.
The Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi gave his orders with the relevant departments to take measures to preserve the lives of citizens. This was reported by the press service of the politician.

«The Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi is monitoring the situation with citizens and their condition after the earthquake in the country to ensure their safety», — is spoken in the message.

Tremors were felt in other States, including Kuwait, UAE and Israel.