At least 60 dead after earthquake in Iraq

A strong earthquake has rocked the northern border between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 61 people and injuring hundreds more.

The death toll is expected to rise.

Mosques in Baghdad have been broadcasting prayers through loudspeakers.


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The 7.3 magnitude earthquake sparked panic among residents who fled onto the streets after feeling tremors.

The earthquake’s epicentre was in Penjwin, a north-western province, very close to the Iranian border.

Tremors were felt as far away as Turkey and Israel.

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