Wednesday June 22, 2022

VIDEO: At least 1,000 killed in powerful Afghanistan earthquake

VIDEO: At least 1,000 killed in powerful Afghanistan earthquake

Afghans look at destruction caused by an earthquake in the province of Paktika, eastern Afghanistan. AP

Rlixa Report

A powerful earthquake struck a remote border region of Afghanistan overnight killing at least 1,000 people and injuring hundreds more, officials said on Wednesday, with the toll expected to rise as rescuers dig through collapsed dwellings.

The 6.1 magnitude quake struck hardest in the rugged terrain of the east, where people already live hardscrabble lives in a country in the grip of a humanitarian disaster made worse by the Taliban takeover in August.