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President Sirisena conveys condolences to Iran-Iraq border earthquake victims


President Maithripala Sirisena conveyed his condolences to those afflicted by the 7.3 magnitude earthquake at the Iran-Iraq border, today.

He said in a twitter post, ‘my deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims of the earthquake that struck the border region between Iraq and Iran. Hope the people will overcome the calamity with their spirit of resilience’.

More than 200 people have been killed by the earthquake which struck the Iran-Iraq borders last night and the death toll is still on the rise.