Death toll from earthquake rises to 350 – Source

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At least 350 were killed and 4,000 more injured in Iran as a result of the earthquake that hit Kurdistan region near the border with Iraq, a source in the Iranian Red Crescent told Sputnik on Monday.

"According to the new estimates, 350 people died as a result of the earthquake, about 4,000 are injured. These figures may further rise as removal of debris is underway," the source said.

On Sunday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) issued a statement about a 7.2-magnitude quake that hit Iran-Iraq border region at a depth of 12 miles, 132 miles northeast of Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.

According to the Iraqi Red Crescent, at least eight people were killed and 425 more were injured by the earthquake in the country.