Earthquake: Italy ready to offer aid to Iraq, Iran

by International | 14-11-2017 | 489 views

Thehran : The Italian government is ready to aid the victims of the powerful tremor that killed over 400 people, injured thousands and left tens of thousands homeless on the border between Iran and Iraq, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni tweeted.

“Hundreds of victims of the earthquake in Iran and Iraq, Italy is close those affected and ready to help the affected countries,” Gentiloni’s tweet reads.

The magnitude 7.3 quake struck about 30 km south west of Halabja, near the northeastern border with Iran, the US Geological Survey said.

Irans’s state-run Islamic Republic News Agency  raised the death toll in the earthquake to 407, making it the deadliest earthquake 2017.

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