Officials raise Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll to at least 530

Iran declares national day of mourning and newspapers publish front pages in Kurdish to show solidarity with affected region

Iranian officials have raised the death toll from Sunday’s earthquake of 7.3 magnitude on its border with Iraq to at least 530, making it the deadliest in the world this year.

The country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, travelled on Tuesday to Kermanshah, the area hardest hit by the earthquake, which was felt hundreds of miles away in both Tehran and Baghdad.

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