According to the news agency Reuters, 950 people had died due to the earthquake in Afghanistan till the time of writing the news and this figure was increasing continuously as well as there are reports of hundreds of people getting injured. Deaths have also been reported in the eastern provinces of Khost and Nangarhar.
According to the Afghan administration, many houses have collapsed due to the earthquake in the country and many people lost their lives due to their being buried under the rubble. At present, relief and rescue is going on. There is a possibility that the death toll may increase further. Helicopters have been sent to the spot for the rescue operation.
Several buildings were damaged in Khost and Paktika provinces.After the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, many foreign rescue agencies left the country.In such a situation, a lot of difficulties are also being faced in relief and rescue work.The Meteorological Department of neighbouring Pakistan says that the epicentre of the quake was near the border, 50 kilometres from Khost City. Not many people live in this area, so the damage is still minimal.
UPDATE | An earthquake struck eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing at least 255 people, authorities said: The Associated Press— ANI (@ANI) June 22, 2022
In Kabul, Prime Minister Mohammad Hassan Akhund called an emergency meeting for relief relief.At the same time, some areas of Pakistan near the Afghan border have also been affected by the earthquake.Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif expressed grief in a statement and said that he would help the Afghan people.According to the European Seismological Agency, an area of about 500 kilometres has been affected by the earthquake and it has affected 119 million people.
Mohammad Nasim Haqqani, the head of the disaster management authority in the Taliban government, said most of the deaths were confirmed in the neighbouring province of Paktika. Many people have been killed and injured in 4 districts here.