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Publish Date: 13:37 - 13 November 2017
TEHRAN, November 13 - German Ambassador to Iran Michael Klor-Berchtold said that his country is ready to send humanitarian aid to Iran following the recent strong earthquake in western Iran.

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TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - He also extended condolences to Iranian government and nation over the deadly earthquake.

“Germany is ready to send the supplies if needed,” he wrote in his official tweeter account.

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 339 people, almost all of them in Iran.

The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at around 09:18 pm local time on Sunday (0010 GMT on Monday), was 32 kilometers south of the Iraqi city of Halabja, in Iraqi Kurdistan, and just across the border from Iran, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

But the highest casualties occurred in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, in Iran’s Kermanshah Province, Presstv reported.

According to the National Disaster Management Organization of Iran, 328 people were confirmed dead as of Monday noon. Some 2530 others were injured.

The organization says power cuts have been reported in Kermanshah Province. A number of villages in western Iran have also seen destruction of varying degrees.

 

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