Monday, November 13, 2017

#BreakingNews 400 people Killed and toll Rising by 7.3 Earthquake in Iraq-Iran with 6600 injured - Please Pray

A powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck the Iraq-Iran border region on Sunday, November  12, 2017. It has left a rising death toll of 400 people dead and over 6,600 injured. The quake was centred 31 kilometres outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to the most recent measurements from the U.S. Geological Survey. It struck at a depth of 23.2 kilometres, a shallow depth that can have broader damage, and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast 1,000 kilometres away. More than 100 aftershocks followed. At least 14 provinces in Iran had been affected by the earthquake. Kerem Kinik, Turkish Red Crescent's vice-president, told The Associated Press from Habur border crossing that 33 aid trucks were en route to the Iraqi city of Sulaimaniyah, carrying 3,000 tents and heaters, 10,000 beds and blankets as well as food. Iran sits on many major fault lines and is prone to near-daily quakes. (Text edited from CBC)
Pope Francis sent his Prayers and Condolences:
FULL TEXT Message - Iraq:
His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the severe earthquake which has struck Iraq, and he assures all affected by this tragedy of his prayerful solidarity.  In expressing his sorrow to all who mourn the loss of their loved ones, he offers his prayers for the deceased and commends them to the mercy of the Almighty.  Upon the injured and the emergency and civil authorities engaged in rescue and recovery efforts, His Holiness invokes the divine blessings of consolation and strength.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State
Message to Iran:
His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the severe earthquake which has struck Iran, and he assures all affected by this tragedy of his prayerful solidarity.  In expressing his sorrow to all who mourn the loss of their loved ones, he offers his prayers for the deceased and commends them to the mercy of the Almighty.  Upon the injured and the emergency and civil authorities engaged in rescue and recovery efforts, His Holiness invokes the divine blessings of consolation and strength.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

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