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Death toll in Iran-Iraq earthquake climbs to at least 530

Thousands of people were injured.

Iranian state media reported Tuesday that the earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border killed killed 430 people in Iran and injured 7,460. Crews are digging through the rubble in Kurdish town of Sarpol-e-Zahab searching for victims and survivors. (Nov. 14) AP

Iranian people collect belongings from damaged buildings after earthquake in city of Sare Pole-Zahab in Kermanshah Province, Iran, Nov. 14, 2017.(Photo: ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH, EPA-EFE)

Rescuers searched the rubble of toppled buildings for bodies Tuesday, as the death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck a border region between Iran and Iraq climbed to at least 530.

The province of Kermanshah in western Iran was hardest-hit by Sunday's magnitude-7.3 earthquake. All of Iran’s fatalities occurred there. Seven people died in Iraq.

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported the new death toll Tuesday and said 7,460 people were injured.

Rescuers and local residents stood on top of the ruins of apartment complexes in the Kurdish town of Sarpol-e-Zahab in Kermanshah, searching for bodies and carrying them away with blankets.

More: Iran and Iraq reel after devastating earthquake kills more than 400

Casualties were taken to cities including the capital Tehran as the army set up field hospitals in Sarpol-e-Zahab. The local hospital was badly damaged. 

Newly-homeless quake victims slept outside and huddled around makeshift fires for warmth.

Mohammad Ali Monshizadeh, a spokesman for Kermanshah's forensic department, said as many as 150 people could have been buried by their relatives in remote villages and were not included in the official death toll, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Iranian victims of the earthquake stand around damaged buildings in the city of Pole-Zahab in Kermanshah province, Iran, Nov. 13, 2017. According to media reports quoting Iranian officials, a powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake hit the region along the border between Iran and Iraq on Nov. 12, killing at least 129 people and injuring over 300.  Abedin Taherkenareh, EPA-EFE

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Iranian rescue workers search the wreckage of a building in the city of Pole-Zahab in Iran on Nov. 13, 2017.  ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH, EPA-EFE

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Iranians mourn over the body of a victim following a magnitude-7.2 earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's western province of Kermanshah on Nov. 13, 2017.  Farzad Menati, Tasnim News via AFP/Getty Images

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Iranian victims of the earthquake look for their belongings around the wreckage of their home in the city of Pole-Zahab in Kermanshah province, Iran, Nov. 13, 2017.  Abedin Taherkenareh, EPA-EFE

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Iranian victims of the earthquake stand around the wreckage of their home in the city of Pole-Zahab in Kermanshah province, Iran, Nov. 13, 2017.  Abedin Taherkenareh, EPA-EFE

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An Iraqi Kurdish firefighter operates near a building destroyed by the earthquake in Darbandikhan, Iraq, on Nov. 13, 2017.  Afan Abdulkhaleq, EPA-EFE

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Iranian victims of the earthquake mourn around the wreckage of their home in Pole-Zahab, Iran, on Nov. 13, 2017.  Abedin Taherkenareh, EPA-EFE

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An Iraqi Kurdish man stands with his son near a building destroyed by the earthquake in Darbandikhan, Iraq, on Nov. 13, 2017.  Afan Abdulkhaleq, EPA-EFE

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Iranian victims of the earthquake gather next to debris of their homes in Pole-Zahab, Iran, on Nov. 13, 2017.  Abedin Taherkenareh, EPA-EFE

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Iraqi Kurdish men stand near their relative who was wounded in the earthquake outside a local hospital in Darbandikhan, Iraq, on Nov. 13, 2017.  Afan Abdulkhaleq, EPA-EFE

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Iranians mourn over the body of a victim following a magnitude-7.2 earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran, on Nov. 13, 2017.  Farzad Menati, AFP/Getty Images

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In Iraq, 535 people were injured, all in the country’s northern, semiautonomous Kurdish region, the country's Interior Ministry said.

The quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said was centered about 19 miles from the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, caused skyscrapers in Dubai to sway and could be felt 660 miles away on the Mediterranean coast.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Kermanshah province Tuesday to see the damage and offer support to the victims.

“This was a pain for all Iranians. Representing the nation of Iran, I offer my condolences to the people of Kermanshah, and tell them that all of us are behind Kermanshah,” he said, according to a statement on the presidency's website.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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