the number of victims increased to a thousand (photo) – UNIAN

The death toll is likely to rise further.

Afghanistan stirred up a powerful earthquake.

According to the latest data, 1,000 people have already become victims of the elements, more than 1,500 were injured. According to Reutershelicopters were involved in rescue operations to reach the wounded and deliver medicines and food.

Photos posted on social media show people on stretchers, debris and destroyed houses in the province of Paktika, which was hardest hit by the storm.

A local government spokesman said the death toll is likely to rise as more information comes in from remote mountain villages. air force.

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The tremors were reportedly felt more than 500 kilometers across Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

The quake struck in the early hours of the morning while many people were sleeping, with a magnitude of 6.1 at a depth of about 51 km, according to the US Geological Survey.

The number of victims of the earthquake in Afghanistan is expected to increase further / photo Afghan Government News Agency
It is already known about 1,500 victims of the earthquake in Afghanistan / photo Bakhtar News Agency

Recall that in mid-March strong earthquake hit japan. The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.3.

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