Via Haaretz: Over 140 killed after 7.3 earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border; shocks felt in Israel. Excerpt:
Iran's state-run IRNA news agency said Sunday that the death toll in the powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake along the borders of Iran and Iraq has risen above 140.
IRNA also said over 860 people were injured in the quake that shook the region Sunday, with tremors reported even in Israel.
The death toll is expected to rise and a spokesman for Iran's Interior Ministry said rescue efforts could only begin properly after sunrise.
The report Monday morning said 141 had been killed in cities and towns in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah. It said rescuers worked through the night and the operations will be accelerated during the day Monday.