Iran-Iraq quake kills over 220. Nearly 6k injured
At least 221 people have died, around 5,660 injured and 70,000 people are running for shelter after the quake. The casualty toll is expected to rise as search and rescue teams reached remote areas of Iran.
At least 14 provinces in Iran were affected by the earthquake.The epicentre of the earthquake was near the border, 20 miles southwest of the city of Halabjah in Iran.
The hardest hit province by the earthquake was Kermanshah which has announced three days of mourning.Hospitals are damaged and electricity has been cut off in several Iraqi and Iranian cities which has sent thousands of residents out onto the streets and parks in cold weather.
Also, in 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.