Afghanistan earthquake kills over 1,000, destruction captured in pics

An earthquake struck eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing over 1,000 people and injuring hundreds more, agencies said citing local media. Footage from the Paktika province in the east, near the Pakistan border, showed people being airlifted via helicopters. The quake was of a magnitude of 6.1, with tremors were felt in parts of Pakistan too, including capital Islamabad.

Updated On Jun 22, 2022 06:58 PM IST
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Afghanistan earthquake kills over 280 and leaves several hundred injured, according to reports by state-run Bakhtar News Agency.(TOLO news)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 06:58 PM IST

Afghanistan earthquake kills over 280 and leaves several hundred injured, according to reports by state-run Bakhtar News Agency.(TOLO news)

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Images widely circulating online from the province showed destroyed stone houses(TOLO news)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 06:58 PM IST

Images widely circulating online from the province showed destroyed stone houses(TOLO news)

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Local officials said the death toll could increase if the Taliban administration did not provide emergency help, the Bakhtar news agency said.(Twitter/@BakhtarNA)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 06:58 PM IST

Local officials said the death toll could increase if the Taliban administration did not provide emergency help, the Bakhtar news agency said.(Twitter/@BakhtarNA)

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Images circulating online from Paktika province showed stone houses reduced to rubble as dazed residents wandered through clay bricks and remains of their homes.(TOLO news)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 06:58 PM IST

Images circulating online from Paktika province showed stone houses reduced to rubble as dazed residents wandered through clay bricks and remains of their homes.(TOLO news)

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Local officials also said ambulances, medical supplies and helicopters had arrived from capital Kabul and neighbouring provinces to transport the injured to hospitals and offer aid to survivors.(Twitter/@BakhtarNA)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 06:58 PM IST

Local officials also said ambulances, medical supplies and helicopters had arrived from capital Kabul and neighbouring provinces to transport the injured to hospitals and offer aid to survivors.(Twitter/@BakhtarNA)

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