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Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 22 people

The 5.6 magnitude tremor shook the western province of Badghis, bordering Turkmenistan, within the afternoon, decreasing brick houses to rubble, in keeping with pictures shared by native authorities.

“Unfortunately, our initial reports show that 22 people, including women and children, have been killed and four others injured,” mentioned Baz Mohammad Sarwari, the director of Information and Culture of the Badghis provincial administration.

“The Mujahideen have reached to some of the affected areas, but Badghis is a mountainous province, the number of casualties might go up,” he added, referring to Taliban fighters, and including that heavy rain was additionally lashing the world.

Mullah Janan Saeqe, head of the Emergency Operations Center of the Ministry of State for Emergency Affairs, confirmed the dying toll and mentioned greater than 700 homes had been broken.

Sanullah Sabit, the top of the nursing unit at the primary hospital in Badghis’ capital mentioned they’d acquired 5 sufferers injured within the quake, principally with damaged bones and fractures.

The quake was at a depth of 30 kilometers (about 19 miles), in keeping with the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center.

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