Thousands wounded when a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq, flattening hundreds of buildings and leaving a mass of people homeless. The death toll will rise further.
At least 6,650 people were injured in the quake which occurred at a depth of 33.9 km, tremors were felt in a wide area in the region including Turkey, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Armenia, the United Arab Emirates and as far as Pakistan.
Some 30 aftershocks, including some of the magnitude-4.5, were felt. Some relief camps were set up to accommodate the afflicted people.