Iran earthquake eath toll rises to 530 - Reports

by The Region    


The death toll in a powerful earthquake in western Iran has risen to 530, local media reported Tuesday.

According to the IRNA news agency, more than 7,800 people were injured.

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. The death toll exceeded 400 on Monday.