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Iran earthquake death toll rises to 214

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The death toll of the Sunday powerful earthquake in west of Iran has risen to 214, while the number of the injured are reported to be 2,504.

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According to reports, the number of the dead may increase, IRNA reported.

The 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked west of Iran and areas in east of Iraq on Sunday night killing at least 214. The quake, being at a depth 11 km, occurred at 21:05 local time (17:35 GMT).

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in a message on Monday ordered swift rescue operations to help quake victims.

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