Over 1000 Killed By Earthquake In Afghanistan

Over 1000 Killed By Earthquake In Afghanistan

Over 1000 Killed By Earthquake In Afghanistan

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Afghanistan‘s eastern regions of

Paktika and Khost resulted in about 1,000 fatalities and 600 injuries.

The Barman district of Paktika was the most severely affected,

According to Sharafuddin Muslim,

deputy state minister for disaster management,

in an interview with Aria News.

 Despite this,

authorities anticipate a rise in fatalities as

new information from far-off mountain communities trickles in.

Another official reported that food and medical

supplies were delivered by helicopter to the injured.

US Geological Survey reports that the

earthquake happened 44 kilometers from Khost,

not far from the Pakistani border (USGS).

Hibatullah Akhundzada

The Head of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan issued

a statement expressing his condolences.

The statement adds,

“It is with great sadness that we learn that a strong earthquake

struck last night in the Spera district of Khost province and the





districts of Paktika.

” As a result of the demolition of hundreds of homes,

over 900 people have perished and over 600 have been injured.

The number of fatalities could rise.

We condole with all the victims’ families and loved ones.

The Islamic Emirate’s Ministry of Disaster Management must send out all officials,

governors and regular Afghans as soon as possible to evacuate the martyred,

transport and treat the injured,

and supply emergency supplies to the displaced.

Why did Afghanistan quake?

Search and rescue activities are now being

carried out under the direction of IEA authorities,

according to the United Nations Office for the

Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).

Interagency assessment teams have already been

dispatched to a number of the affected communities.

To “verify and consolidate the figures in these areas and to map the damage.

” UNOCHA’s work will inform the broader international response Earthquake In Afghanistan.


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