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The death toll in the earthquake that struck near the Iran-Iraq border has risen to 200 in Iran, according to Press TV of the country

And as per the deputy minister of health, more than 1,500 people have been affected in Iran.

The 7.2-magnitude quake occurred on Sunday evening. The underground tremors were registered 204 km northeast of the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, and 104 km west of the Iranian town of Kermanshah.

The Red Crescent reported that nearly 70,000 Iranians have been left homeless, and tent camps are being set up in the affected areas.

The authorities are taking measures for disaster recovery.

The earthquake has also affected Iraq, where six people are reported dead as a result. 

Turkey has expressed readiness to help the Iraqi regions affected by this natural disaster.

Mobile teams have been sent to the regions, and Turkish hospitals are getting ready for admitting the injured.

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