Over 400 injured in Iran's 6.4 earthquake

Sunday's magnitude-6.4 temblor rocks western Iran near its border with Iraq

Over 400 injured in Iran's 6.4 earthquake

At least 413 people were injured, including 15 seriously, after Sunday's 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit western Iran near the border with Iraq, according to Iran's state television.

The epicenter of the quake was western Kermanshah province with a depth of seven kilometers (4.3 miles) and struck at around 8 p.m., according to the country's Seismological Center affiliated to the Tehran University.

Citing Kermanshah Governor Houshang Bazvand, the Tasnim News Agency said no fatalities have been reported yet while the search and rescue operations remain ongoing. 

According to country's state emergency department, most of the injuries happened when people get panicked and attempted to escape from buildings.

The shake was also felt in northern Iraq where one was killed and 45 others were injured, joint crisis coordination center of Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) said on Twitter.

Around 620 people were killed when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook Kermanshah in western Iran in November, 2017.

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