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November 20, 2017

Over 400 people killed in deadliest quake of 2017 thus far

More than 450 people have reportedly lost their lives in the earthquake that hit along the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday evening.

Several thousands have also been injured in the deadliest quake of 2017 so far.

The seism’s epicenter was pinpointed on a rural area on the Iranian side of the border, just south of the Iraqi city of Halabja. The quake hit at a depth of 23 km (just over 14 miles), and was powerful enough to be felt as far as Kuwait and Turkey.

Several aftershocks rocked the area, hampering rescue efforts.

452 people have been confirmed dead, and at least 7,000 injured.

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