Iran-Iraq border: At least 129 killed in 7.3 magnitude earthquake

Tehran: At least 129 people died in Iran’s Kermanshah province and several others in Iraq on Sunday night after an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 shook Iran-Iraq border, state media of the countries said.
“There are still people under the rubble. We hope the number of dead and injured won’t rise too much, but it will rise,” Mojtaba Nikkerdar, provincial deputy governor said.
There was a power cut in numerous cities of the two countries. People came on streets in cold weather, reported HT.
Schools were closed in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces on Monday, informed a telecast.
Damage in Iraq:
Darbandikhan, a city 75 km of Sulaimaniyah in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region witnessed most of the damage.
More than 30 people were injured in the town, according to Kurdish Health Minister Rekawt Hama Rasheed. “The situation there is very critical,” he told Reuters.
“I was sitting with my kids having dinner and suddenly the building was just dancing in the air,” said Majida Ameer, an eyewitness.