Bakhtar News Agency/Handout via Reuters
At least 920 people are dead after Afghanistan was rocked by a powerful earthquake early Wednesday, with the death toll expected to climb.
Another 600 injuries have also been reported after the quake—which had a 6.1 magnitude, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC)—hit near the Pakistani border, around 27 miles from the city of Khost in southeastern Afghanistan. The horrific death toll was confirmed by Afghan emergency official Sharafuddin Muslim at a press conference on Wednesday.
The quake was so powerful that tremors could be felt by around 119 million people in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India across a 310 mile range, the EMSC says. Distressing images published by local media showed buildings destroyed and bodies on the ground in the aftermath of the disaster.
at The Daily Beast.
Source:: The Daily Beast
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