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Afghanistan Earthquake: 280 people killed and 595 injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Paktika Province

Kabul, June 22: At least 280 people were killed and 595 were injured after the earthquake struck Paktika, Afghanistan, early Wednesday morning, according to state media.

The state-owned Bakhtar News Agency, citing the latest local sources, reported that about 255 people died in the most affected eastern provinces of Paktika, the Bakhtar, Zirk, Naka and Gayan districts.

Helicopters and rescue teams have arrived in the disaster area. At least 25 people were killed and 95 were injured in the neighboring Khost province, according to the report. Afghanistan Earthquake: Deaths Increase to 255 in Eastern Paktika After Magnitude 6.1 Strike..

According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 6.1 quake shook 44 km southwest of Khost.

According to local sources, the quake damaged dozens of homes in the area and also caused land slips in Paktika.

Local officials say the death toll could increase if the central government did not provide emergency assistance.

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Taliban-led government led the Department of Relief and Disaster Management and instructed all parties to arrive in the affected areas as soon as possible and use all available resources. “Saving the lives of those affected and providing them with the help they need,” he was reportedly said by a state news agency.

(The above story was first published on June 22, 2022 at 12:46 pm IST. Log on to our website for news and updates on politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle. please. latestly.com).

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