Earthquake Updates : Iran quake toll reaches 422, thousands spend night in open

Iranian officials said 413 people had died in the country, following the quake, the deadliest in the world this year, on Sunday night. It struck about 30 km south of the Iraqi town Darbandikhan, near the north-eastern border with Iran.

Across the border in Iraq, officials said nine people were killed. Tremors were felt as far away as Turkey, Israel, Kuwait and Pakistan.

Authorities said that more than 30,000 houses had been damaged and at least two villages completely destroyed.

Survivors spent Monday night in makeshift camps or in the open. Many whose homes were still intact were frightened of returning because of dozens of aftershocks.

The Iranian Red Crescent said many areas lacked water and electricity and that aid supplies were being hampered by blocked roads. Iranian Army helicopters were taking part in the relief effort.

About 30 Red Crescent teams were working in the earthquake zone.

Iran has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning.

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