13 November 2017
New data provided by Tasnim now indicates that at least 211 people have been killed and over 2,500 injured in the earthquake in Iran, according to officials from Kermanshah province.
The death toll from the quake in Iran has risen to 164, with over 1,600 injured, Tasnim News Agency reports, citing Behnam Saeedi, a spokesman from the Iranian Disaster Management Organization.
People in quake-affected areas must refrain from entering damaged buildings, Iranian authorities have warned.
The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, conveyed his condolences to the Iranian people, assuring that all civilian and military organization are helping with the rescue effort, ISNA reported.
The deputy governor of Kermanshah province said his region faces a “shortage of physicians,” saying, that those who needed surgery will have to be transferred to the regional capital, ILNA reported.
The deputy director of Iran’s crisis management unit said at least 141 people have been killed and some 866 injured since the earthquake struck, Iranian news outlets report.
A medical student from Erbil, studying in Iraqi Kurdistan, recalled that she and her classmates were “scared” when the quake struck.
“Everyone is scared… Some of our friends fainted because of the earthquake,” she said, standing outside the dorms.“We are all scared to go in. The whole building was trembling out of the ordinary,” the student told RT’s Ruptly video agency.
Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds injured in Iran and Iraq, according to early estimates by local officials, after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the region Sunday.