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At least 250 killed and scores wounded as earthquake hits Afghanistan

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An earthquake has killed no less than 250 individuals and left scores injured in Afghanistan.

 

The earthquake – which hit through the early hours of Wednesday, June 22 as many individuals slept – was a magnitude 6.1 quake at a depth of some 51km, in keeping with the US Geological Survey.

 

The quake struck about 44km (27 miles) from the south-eastern metropolis of Khost.

 

At least 250 killed and scores wounded as earthquake hits Afghanistan

 

Tremors had been felt throughout greater than 500km of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, in keeping with the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, quoted by Reuters.

 

At least 250 killed and scores wounded as earthquake hits Afghanistan

 

Photos shared on social media confirmed individuals on stretchers, rubble and ruined properties in Paktika province of the nation with a dying toll of greater than 250 with greater than 150 others injured.

 

At least 250 killed and scores wounded as earthquake hits Afghanistan

 

“Sadly, final evening there was a extreme earthquake in 4 districts of Paktika province, which killed and injured tons of of our countrymen and destroyed dozens of homes.” authorities spokesman Bilal Karimi tweeted.

 

“We urge all support businesses to ship groups to the realm instantly to forestall additional disaster.” Karimi added

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