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In pictures: Aftermath of earthquake in Iran & Iraq

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale hit the border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday night.

As of Monday morning, at least 211 people were confirmed dead, almost all of them in Iran.

Here is a selection of photos from the affected cities in Iran and Iraq.

Rescue personnel conduct search and rescue work in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, in Iran’s Kermanshah Province, on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
People stand outdoors following the earthquake, in Iran’s Kermanshah Province, on November 12, 2017.
Damaged buildings are seen in the Iranian province of Kermanshah early on November 13, 2017.
People sleep outdoors fearing aftershocks, in the Iranian province of Kermanshah, November 12, 2017.
An earthquake victim is aided at the hospital in Sulaymaniyah, in Iraq, on November 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
People are seen outdoors following the earthquake, in Iran’s Kermanshah Province, on November 12, 2017.
An earthquake victim is seen in the hospital in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, on November 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
A family camps outdoors for the night, fearing aftershocks, in the Iranian province of Ilam, November 12, 2017.
Medics attend to an earthquake victim in the town of Qasr-e Shirin, in Iran’s Kermanshah Province, November 12, 2017.
People, including rescue personnel, conduct search and rescue work in Sarpol-e Zahab, in Iran’s Kermanshah Province, early on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
People stand near a fire to keep warm following the earthquake, in the Iranian province of Ilam, November 12, 2017.
A damaged building is seen in the Iranian province of Kermanshah, on November 13, 2017.

 

 

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