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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450

By Parisa Hafezi and Raya Jalabi ANKARA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV said. Iran’s English-language Press TV said more than 450 people were killed and 7,000 were injured when the magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country on Sunday. Local officials expected the death toll to climb as search and rescue teams reached remote areas of Iran.

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