Iran says earthquake kills 341, injures 5,953

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's state-run news agency says the country's death toll in the powerful earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border has risen to 341 people killed.

IRNA's report on Monday afternoon also raised the number of injured to 5,953.

President Hassan Rouhani is due to visit the areas damaged by the earthquake on Tuesday.

The magnitude 7.3 quake was centered 19 miles (31 kilometers) outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to the most recent measurements from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast. Iran's western Kermanshah province, sitting in the Zagros Mountains that divide Iran and Iraq, was the hardest hit. Residents in the rural area rely mainly on farming to make a living.