A death toll in the hundreds is expected following a massive earthquake in southeast Iran near the border of Pakistan on Tuesday. Measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, the quake is the country's largest in decades, and its tremors reportedly caused buildings to sway as far away as New Delhi and Qatar.
So far the Iranian government has announced 40 dead, but a government official told Reuters that they "are expecting hundreds of dead." Power and communications are out in parts of the provinces of Baluchistan and Sistan.
[image via AP, people evacuated from buildings in Karachi, Pakistan after the quake]