Continues to Increase, 950 People Killed by Earthquake in Afghanistan

Kabul

The victim died as a result of big earthquake that rocked the region Afghanistan increased to at least 950 people. More than 600 other people were injured.

As reported ReutersWednesday (22/6/2022), Afghanistan’s disaster management officials said the death toll could still rise because information flows slowly from remote villages in the local mountains.

Photographs released by local Afghan media showed homes in the rubble, with the bodies of victims wrapped in blankets lying on the ground. Helicopters were deployed in rescue efforts to reach the injured and transport medical supplies and food.

“The death toll is likely to rise as some of the villages are in remote areas in the mountains and it will take time to gather details,” said an interior ministry official, Salahuddin Ayubi.

An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude (M) centered at a location 44 kilometers southeast of the city of Khost, near the border Pakistan it was recorded as the deadliest earthquake in Afghanistan since 2002.

Ayubbi added that most of the confirmed deaths were from eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika Province, where at least 255 people were killed and more than 200 others injured.

In Khost Province, Ayubbi added, at least 25 people died and 90 others were rushed to hospital.

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