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These Images From The Earthquake's Aftermath In Iran Will Break Your Heart

More than 300 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake struck an area along the Iran–Iraq border on Sunday.

Posted on November 13, 2017, at 10:19 a.m. ET

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the region along the Iran–Iraq border has killed more than 300 people and injured at least 5,000, according to local authorities.

The earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks — at least 153 have been registered, according to the Iranian seismological center — sent thousands of people fleeing their homes and onto the streets at night. Rescue workers are continuing to search for bodies amid the rubble while trying to clear blocked roads to reach remote villages.

The quake, which was felt across Iraq and shook homes from Irbil to Baghdad, has mostly damaged areas in the western Kermanshah province in Iran, perched among the Zagros Mountains dividing Iran and Iraq.

Here are some images from the region.

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Rescue personnel conduct search and rescue work at Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's Kermanshah province.

Tasnim News Agency via Reuters

A man sits outside a damaged building following an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab.

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A flattened vehicle sits underneath building rubble in Sarpol-e Zahab.

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A man looks at a damaged building in the town of Darbandikhan, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Ako Rasheed / Reuters

Goods are scattered in a market shop following an earthquake in Darbandikhan.

Tasnim News Agency via Reuters

A man reacts on the street following the quake in Sarpol-e Zahab.

Tasnim News Agency via Reuters

Men tend to an injured woman in Sarpol-e Zahab.

Mosleh Pirkhezranian/Islamic Republic News Agency, via AP

A woman mourns as she holds the body of her daughter, who died in the earthquake, in Sarpol-e-Zahab.

Tasnim News Agency via Reuters

A woman mourns while medics cover dead bodies in Sarpol-e Zahab.

Pouria Pakizeh/ISNA via AP

Earthquake survivors try to stay warm in front of destroyed buildings in Sarpol-e-Zahab.

Ako Rasheed / Reuters

Some of the roads have been disrupted by rocks after the quake, like this one near the Darbandikhan Dam, close to the city of Sulaymaniyah in Iraq.

Farzad Menati / Tasnim News Agency via AP

Relatives weep over the body of a victim in Sarpol-e Zahab.

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A man mourns over the body of a victim in Sarpol-e Zahab.


People carry their belongings away from their homes after the quake in Sarpol-e Zahab.

Ako Rasheed / Reuters

People walk past a damaged building in the town of Darbandikhan in Iraq.

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