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.
As the nation overcomes the first aftermath of this natural disaster, people rally to help their fellow compatriots affected by the trembler. Long lines have been formed by people willing to donate blood to help people in the quake-hit areas as the country’s rescue teams and military units rush to help those in need.
According to the latest figures, 445 people have been killed, mostly in the western province of Kermanshah and over 7,156 others have been injured.
The government has announced one day of national mourning for victims of the deadly quake. On Sunday, three days of mourning had been announced in Kermanshah Province, which has borne the main brunt of the quake.
What follows is a selection of photos and videos showing how Iranian nation acts in unison to help those hit by Sunday earthquake.