A woman mourns at an earthquake site in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Rescuers are digging through the debris of buildings felled by the Sunday earthquake in the border region of Iran and Iraq. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Iranian officials called off rescue operations, saying there was little chance of finding more survivors from the earthquake that shook parts of western Iran Sunday, killing at least 530 people, state media said Tuesday.The death toll of 530, reported by state news agency IRNA, made it Iran's deadliest earthquake in more than a decade. The agency also reported 7,817 people were injured and 30,000 homes damaged. The quake struck on the Iran-Iraq border, causing most of its damage in Iran despite an epicenter on the Iraq side of the frontier.Under the plan dubbed as Mehr or "kindness" in Farsi, some 2 million units were built in Iran, including hundreds in Sarpol-e Zahab.Iran is crisscrossed by major fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years, including a 6.6 magnitude quake in 2003 that reduced the historic southeastern city of Bam to dust and killed some 31,000 people.
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