No Lankans affected by Iran-Iraq quake: Foreign Ministry | Daily News

No Lankans affected by Iran-Iraq quake: Foreign Ministry

No Sri Lankans living in Iran or Iraq were affected by the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the border region of Iran and Iraq on November 12.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said its missions in Baghdad and Tehran had not reported of any injuries to Sri Lankans or Sri Lankan casualties.

News outlets report that the earthquake killed more than 450 people, and injured over 7,000.

It was the deadliest earthquake of the year, and the biggest to ever hit the western part of Iran, officials said.

“The Missions remain alert and in contact with local authorities,” a Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.


 

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