Late-night earthquake rocks Afghanistan, Pakistan

Late-night earthquake rocks Afghanistan, Pakistan

130 People Died In Afghanistan

At least 130 people have died in Afghanistan’s east as a result of a magnitude 6.1 earthquake, disaster management officials reported on Wednesday. 

According to Mohammad Nassim Haqqani, the chief of the disaster management authority for the Taliban administration, the majority of the reported fatalities occurred in the province of Paktika, where 100 people were killed and 250 others were injured. 

Death Were Also Reported In Eastern Regions

He continued, saying that as officials searched for additional casualties, deaths were also reported in the eastern regions of Nangarhar and Khost. 

The earthquake struck at 1:54 a.m. (PST) around 44 kilometres (27 miles) from Khost, near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, at a depth of 51 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey. About 119 million people in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India felt the earthquake at a distance of about 500 miles. 

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Areas Of KPK & Punjab Experienced Earthquake

Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Kohat, Mohmand, Swat, Buner, and other areas of Punjab and KP in Pakistan all experienced earthquakes. 

Panicked people fled their homes in search of safer locations. One Peshawar resident remarked, “It was strong.” However, there were no reports of casualties or property damage right away. 

Deep Economic Crisis

The catastrophe occurs as US-led foreign forces are leaving Afghanistan, which has been in a deep economic crisis ever since the Taliban seized power in August. 

Many governments have put restrictions on Afghanistan’s banking industry and reduced billions of dollars worth of development aid in response to the Taliban takeover.

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