An Iranian official said on Wednesday that over 7,000 victims of the quake in western province of Kermanshah, in the first 20 hours after the incident, were transferred to medical centers where they received 100 organ transplants and 8,400 surgeries.
A powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale has hit the border region between Iran and Iraq causing extensive material damage and loss of life in some western Iranian provinces, most notably in Kermanshah Province, presstv.com reported.
President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday promised that his government would reconstruct the earthquake-devastated area in the "shortest" timespan possible after a powerful tremor struck a mountainous region on the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday.
Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei in a message voiced his deep sorrow over the devastating earthquake that hit western cities of Iran Sunday night, killing at least 200 people and injuring over 1,500 others.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces on Tuesday destroyed an armed gang affiliated with terrorist groups, killing all its 12 members in an encounter in the western province of Kermanshah, a top commander announced.