Dec 9, 2017, 4:25 PM
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Western Iran quake death toll mounts to 579

Kermanshah, Dec 9, IRNA - The death toll of the November 12 deadly earthquake in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah has risen to 579, Iranian medical official said.

“The dead bodies of ten other people have recently been identified which were from Sarpol-e Zahab town, Kermanshah province,” the director general of Kermanshah Legal Medicine Organization Artin Kamali told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

'Some 518 dead were from Sarpol-e Zahab,' he added.

In the 7.3-magnitude quake that hit Kermanshah Province near the border with Iraq, hundreds of people were also injured.

The epicenter of the 7.3-magnitude that hit Kermanshah Province near the border with Iraq on November 12 quake was at 34.86 degrees latitude and 45.9 degrees longitude, at the depth of 11 km.

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