In photos: Survivor search continues after earthquake decimates Iran and Iraq

An earthquake has hit Iran and Iraq
Search and rescue work takes place amongst the rubble
This building was once a house
Scores of buildings were severely damaged in the earthquake
This building has been completely destroyed
A severely damaged car is seen within the rubble of buildings
A damaged building is inspected

Take a look at the damage it left behind by scrolling through the gallery

Monday, November 13, 2017

More than 400 people have died after an earthquake hit the border between Iran and Iraq last night (November 12).

The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.3 which also left thousands of people with injuries, according to The Guardian.

It is thought that the number of dead will rise as rescue work continues to take place in both countries, following efforts throughout the night.

The area hardest hit was Kermanshah in Iran, and three days of mourning are now scheduled to take place.

Farhad Tajari, a local MP, said that the hospital in Sarpol-e Zahab has been heavily damaged with those who were inside now buried beneath it,  therefore it cannot cope with the injured people.

Another hospital was damaged in the Kurdish town of Darbandikhan, the most damaged area overall.

The President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has called on his government to focus on supplies of aid.

Take a look at photos taken after the earthquake in both Iran and Iraq above