Over 2000 die in Afghanistan earthquake
Over 2000 die in Afghanistan earthquake

Kabul, Oct. 8: On Sunday, Pajhwok News reported 2,025 deaths following severe earthquakes in western Herat province, Afghanistan.

The severe earthquakes that hit Afghanistan yesterday injured over 1,200 people and damaged over 1,320 houses.

Kabul-based Pajhwok Afghan News is Afghanistan’s biggest independent news agency.


On Saturday, the magnitude-6.3 earthquake and its intense aftershocks shook Herat and adjacent areas.

According to Pajhwok News, a Natural Disaster Management Authority spokesman told Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid that 2,053 people had been killed and 1,240 were wounded.

He said 1,320 houses were damaged, and the number of individuals in need of rescue is expanding in the affected regions.

Zinda Jan and Ghorian districts saw the most deaths.

Maulvi Musa Ashari, the Disaster Management Authority chief of the area, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the earthquake destroyed 12 villages and injured 600 people in the two districts.

The WHO posted on X that it has dispatched medications and supplies to Herat hospitals to treat the wounded. Pajhwok News said that it provided more assistance.

The USGS reported six earthquakes in western Afghanistan, the greatest of which was 6.3. The USGS reports that the latest 5.9 earthquake occurred at 7.7 kilometres in the “Zinda Jan district of Herat.”

Local media said that Farah and Badghis were also shaken.

Earthquakes are common in Afghanistan, especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range along the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates.



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