23 June 2022

At Least 1,500 Killed in Afghan Quake

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Kabul, June 23 (QNA) - Afghan officials announced that the death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck a region in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday climbed to more than 1,500, with nearly 2,000 injured.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the magnitude of the earthquake in the early hours of Wednesday was 5.9, revising an initial estimate at 6.1.
The earthquake destroyed hundreds of houses, and caused landslides in some areas.
The majority of confirmed deaths were recorded in four districts of Paktika province, which is the most affected eastern provinces. (QNA)


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