Many Iranians are dealing with the cold temperature as they are helplessly living on the streets after the powerful earthquake hit the west of Iran. Iran sits on a major fault line between the Arabian and Eurasian plates and has experienced a number of earthquakes in the past but this was the deadliest earthquake in the world this year with 7.3 magnitude eclipsing the one that hit Mexico City in September. The earthquake hit at 21:18 local time (18:18 GMT) about 30km 19 miles) south of Darbandikhan in Iraq, near the north-eastern border with Iran, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Hundreds of houses were destroyed in the mountainous province of Kermanshah and things are getting worse due to more number of people dying due to injury. 430 people died and around 7000 are injured and are seeking for medical aid.
In the areas across the border in Iraq, nine people have died and about hundred were injured.
The government is trying to hasten to get aid for the people injured.
Thousands of survivors spent another night in makeshift camps and in the open.
“It is a very cold night… we need help. We need everything. The authorities should speed up their help,” said one homeless young woman in Sarpol-e-Zahab, where many victims died.
70,000 people needed shelter due to the destruction of the old houses. There was a requirement for more tents, water, and food.
Iranian army helicopters are helping to provide supplies and fulfill the requirement.
Authorities said that more than 30,000 houses had been damaged, more than 500 villages in the region suffered damage and at least two villages completely destroyed.
A rescue worker and the security dog searches for earthquake survivors where the buildings were completely destroyed in Sarpol-e-Zahab, Iran, on 13 November.
People cry near the wreckage of their home in Iran.
The darkest days are here.
People gather around a leveled building in the mountainous town of Darbandikhan in Iraqi Kurdistan on Nov. 13, 2017, following a deadly quake that hit the Iraq-Iran border area.
Iranian soldiers carry the body of an earthquake victim near the wreckage of a collapsed building in the city of Pole-Zahab, in Kermanshah province.
Iranian rescuers search the wreckage of a building in the city of Sarpol-e Zahab in Kermanshah Province, Iran.
A man takes a picture of a destroyed building near Iraq’s Darbandikhan Lake on November 13.
Tremors were also felt in Turkey, Pakistan, Kuwait and Israel. The happening has caused havoc and panic in the affected areas.
Heartbreaking images have been shared in the news which is making the entire world worried. Iran has declared three days of mourning.