Far more than 250 men and women killed in Afghanistan earthquake

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An earthquake in japanese Afghanistan killed at least 255 individuals Wednesday early morning, in accordance to regional authorities, whilst specifics of the incident remain limited.

The magnitude 6 earthquake hit the Paktika province of the region, just 10 months just after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal and the departure of most of the worldwide neighborhood from the location subsequent last summer’s Taliban takeover, which complicates initiatives to supply aid to the nation’s 38 million people today.

 The flag of Afghanistan. 

 The flag of Afghanistan. 
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Point out media described the dying count and reported rescuers have been arriving to the providence on helicopters. The earthquake ruined at minimum 90 residences in Paktika and dozens of people are said to be trapped less than the particles.

Online video showed victims of the incident remaining carried into helicopters to be airlifted from the location. Images circulating on-line from the location disclosed demolished stone houses, and people selecting as a result of clay bricks and other rubble.

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“A critical earthquake shook four districts of Paktika province, killing and injuring hundreds of our countrymen and destroying dozens of homes,” Taliban govt deputy spokesman Bilal Karimi wrote on Twitter. “We urge all help agencies to send out teams to the location promptly to stop further catastrophe.”


Neighboring Pakistan’s Meteorological Section noted a 6.1 magnitude earthquake. Tremors could be felt in Pakistan’s cash of Islamabad, and elsewhere in the jap Punjab province.

According to the European seismological agency EMSC, the earthquake’s tremors were being felt about 310 miles by 119 million people today across Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

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