1,000 dead in deadliest quake in 2 decades in Afghanistan
A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing at least 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in the country’s deadliest quake in two decades. Officials warned that the already grim toll may still rise. The European seismological agency said the tremors were felt over 500km by 119 million people across Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
Strong earthquake kills at least 280 in Afghanistan
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed at least 280 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, officials said, adding that hundreds of people were injured and the toll was likely to rise as information trickled in from remote mountain villages.