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Over 100 people wounded as 7.3 magnitude quake hits Iraq-Iran borders

Destruction caused by earthquake that hits Sulaimaniya


Sulaimaniya (IraqiNews.com) Fifty persons have been wounded in Darbandikhan town in Sulaimaniya, as an earthquake hit the region on Sunday, the police department in Sulaimaniya announced.

In a statement, Iqbal Mohamed, head of the department, said they were notified by Darbandikhan police that fifty persons were wounded as a result of the earthquake.

All the wounds were slight, he added,

The US Geological Survey said the quake measured a magnitude of 7.3, hitting southeast of Sulaimaniya.

Several regions including Kurdistan and Iraqi cities as well as areas in Iran and Kuwait felt the quake.

In Klar, a child was reportedly killed, while 75 others were wounded due to the earthquake, the mayor told Shafaq News.


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