Afghanistan earthquake: not less than 250 lifeless after 6.1 magnitude quake, state media says

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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck south-east Afghanistan killing not less than 255 individuals, in accordance with the nation’s official information company.

The quake struck early on Wednesday morning native time with its epicentre close to the city of Khost south of the capital, Kabul, the US Geological Survey reported.

At least 255 individuals have been killed and 155 others injured within the Barmala, Ziruk, Naka and Gayan districts of Paktika province, Afghanistan’s Bakhtar information company mentioned on Wednesday morning. Rescue groups have been being helicoptered into the stricken areas.

#BREAKING: At least 255 individuals have been killed and 155 others injured in an earthquake in Barmala, Ziruk, Naka and Gayan districts of Paktika province on Tuesday evening.
Local officers say the demise toll may rise if the central authorities didn’t present emergency assist. pic.twitter.com/YlByfyArtG

— Bakhtar News Agency (@BakhtarNA) June 22, 2022

“Strong and long jolts” have been felt in Kabul 200km away, in accordance with a resident who posted on the web site of the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

Photographs on Afghan media and scoial media confirmed homes diminished to rubble.

Deaths have been additionally reported within the jap provinces of Khost and Nangarhar, mentioned Mohammad Nassim Haqqani, the pinnacle of the Taliban administration’s catastrophe administration authority.

Bakhtar mentioned native officers feared the demise toll may rise if the central authorities didn’t present emergency assist.

“A severe earthquake shook four districts of Paktika province, killing and injuring hundreds of our countrymen and destroying dozens of houses,” Bilal Karimi, a deputy spokesperson for the Taliban government, wrote on Twitter. “We urge all aid agencies to send teams to the area immediately to prevent further catastrophe.”

The meteorological department in neighbouring Pakistan put the earthquake at a magnitude 6.1. Tremors were felt in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, and elsewhere in the eastern Punjab province.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre also said that shaking was felt in Pakistan to the east of the quake’s epicentre.




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