Earthquake devastates Afghanistan, close to 300 killed, hundreds of houses collapsed


Kabul: This morning’s earthquake in Afghanistan has caused a huge loss of life and property. According to the report of Kabul News, at least 280 people have died due to this earthquake 6.1. More than 500 people were injured. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake was 40 km from the city of Khost in Afghanistan.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center said that the impact of this earthquake was within a radius of 500 km. Because of this earthquake tremors were felt in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

Government spokesman Bilal Karimi tweeted – Unfortunately, last night (local time) there was a severe earthquake in four districts of Paktika province. In which hundreds of our countrymen were killed and injured and dozens of houses were destroyed. We appeal to all emergency agencies to send teams to this area to prevent further devastation.

Afghanistan’s state news agency reporter Abdul Wahid Ryan said in a tweet that helicopters of security forces reached the area to pull people out of the rubble in the Barmal, Ziruk, Naka, and Gyan districts of Paktika province.

On the other hand, according to Pakistani media reports, strong tremors of earthquakes have also been felt in Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, and Multan. Strong tremors of earthquake were felt in Pakistan on Friday as well.