From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Rescue teams have been deployed to the regions struck by Sunday’s 7.3 magnitude earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border; initial assessments are that some eight Iranian villages have been affected.
At least 207 people have died so far, with an estimated 1800 others injured.
Rescue teams have been deployed towards the epicentre, 30km southwest of the Iraqi town of Halabjah.
Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports: