Earthquake in Afghanistan kills more than 1,000, injures 1,500

July 8, Kathmandu. The death toll from Wednesday morning’s earthquake in Afghanistan has risen to more than 1,000.

Taliban leader Hibtullah Akhundzad said more than 1,500 wounded had been hospitalized so far. According to him, rescuers are continuing to search for those buried in the collapsed house.

He said the death toll was expected to rise as details of the damage in the remote hilly region were yet to come.

Pictures and scenes of landslides and collapsed houses are appearing here and there in Paktika, the eastern province most affected by the quake.

The epicenter was reported at 44 km from the Afghan city of Khost, with a magnitude of 6.1. Its impact was felt even in Pakistan and India.

According to international media, this is the deadliest earthquake in Afghanistan in the last two decades. There is a food crisis in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. The risk of further crisis has increased after this earthquake.

– With the help of the agency

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