Death toll from Afghanistan's quake rises to 1,150 people
In the district of Gayan, at least 1,000 homes were damaged by the earthquake. Another 800 homes in the Spera district of Khost province were also damaged. While modern buildings withstand magnitude 6 earthquakes elsewhere, Afghanistan's mud-brick homes and landslide-prone mountains make such quakes more dangerous.
UN readies for possible cholera outbreak after Afghanistan earthquake
The U.N. humanitarian office (OCHA) said preparations were underway to avoid a cholera outbreak in Afghanistan after Wednesday's earthquake, saying that half a million cases of acute, watery diarrhoea had already been reported.
Afghanistan hit with aftershock, adding to significant earthquake death toll | CBC News
An aftershock shook a hard-hit area of eastern Afghanistan on Friday, two days after a quake rattled the region, razing hundreds of mud-brick homes and killing 1,150 people, according to state media.
India sends team to help with deadly Afghanistan earthquake
India said it sent a technical team to Kabul to coordinate the delivery of humanitarian assistance after a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people.
Sacramento Refugees Raise Concerns, Aid Following Earthquake in Afghanistan
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Afghanistan earthquake is now considered the deadliest in two decades. The 5.9 magnitude quake flattened villages while killing at least 1,000 people.Refugees in Sacramento say humanitarian aid is urgent.Naimatullah Sultani has spent hours trying to reach his hometown in Afghanistan since the early Wednesday morning quake.“You see these pictures? It’s everywhere, what’s happening in Afghanistan, people are losing their h…