Iran's western Kermanshah province experienced the worst damage in that country.
The temblor hit about 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and struck 14.4 miles below the surface, a somewhat shallow depth that can cause broader damage. The country marked a day of mourning for those killed in the 7.3-magnitude quake that struck a mountainous region spanning the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday. "Many had broken limbs", said the reporter, who was dispatched to the province in Western Iran by a state news organization based in Tehran.
The number of victims in Sunday's quake, which also injured close to 8,000 people, was expected to rise as efforts continued to clear the rubble from 30,000 destroyed homes. Ali Daei, football coach and former player and world record holder for global goalscoring, was among the first to help those in need by starting a campaign in Tehran to gather humanitarian aid for Kermanshah.
By Monday, officials said all the roads in Kermanshah province had been reopened.
"The weather is turning colder now".
"Even in Sarpol-e Zahab, there were not enough tents and goods for the affected people", said the reporter.
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"I call on all governmental and military officials and all NGOs to help the Housing Foundation and do not do separate work".
"I found myself responsible to take a step, however small, to help my countrymen by selling my medal", Rostami said.
Maj Gen Mohammad Ali Jafari, head of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said that the immediate needs were tents, water and food.
Iranian medical officials announced that several field hospitals have been set up in the quake-hit areas. Seven towns and almost 2,000 villages were damaged, authorities said, and several villages were completely wiped from the map.
"The priority now is for emergency sheltering and food", she said.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society has deployed 16 response teams, 31 sniffer dog teams, 41 debris removing teams, 48 emergency sheltering teams and nine emergency treatment teams in the hardest-hit areas.
A report on the quake's damage inflicted on the residential, commercial, industrial, and administrative structures was handed over to President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday, the Construction Deputy of Kermanshah province governor office, Mojtaba Nik-Kerdar, was quoted as saying.