Afghanistan: Hundreds killed in 6.1 magnitude earthquake

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Most deaths are found in the eastern province of Paktika.

At least 255 people lost their lives in eastern Afghanistan after strong earthquake of 6 magnitude on the Richter scaleaccording to the Associated Press.

Most deaths are found in Paktika provincesaid Mr. Mohammad Nasim Hakani, head of the Taliban’s disaster management service.

There are reports of deaths in the eastern provinces as well Nangarhar and Host.

Information on the quake and casualties is scarce, as Afghanistan has largely distanced itself from the international community since the Taliban seized power.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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