At least 255 people have died in an earthquake in eastern Afghanistan


An earthquake in eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 255 people. Many people died and were injured, especially in Paktika province, disaster relief chief Mohammad Nassim Haqqani said. The earthquake overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday had a magnitude of 6.1.

Hundreds of people were injured in the natural disaster. Deaths have also been reported in other eastern provinces, such as Nangarhar and Khost. Authorities are still looking for other victims.

In January, the country was rocked by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. At least 26 people were killed. The country continues to struggle with severe famine and poverty.

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