250 injured after strong earthquake hits Iran near border with Iraq

August 18, 2014 1:56 PM

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(CNN) -- A powerful earthquake struck early Monday in western Iran, injuring at least 250 people in a region near the border with Iraq.

Local authorities said they fear the quake may have caused widespread destruction in rural areas.

Also read: Iran-Iraq earthquake kills at least 67, injures more than 500, officials say

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