More than 1000 dead in Afghan earthquakeThe Afghan-Pakistan border region has been shaken by a violent earthquake. According to official figures, at least 1000 people were killed. Many others were injured in the quake in the province of Paktika, the state news agency Bakhtar reported Wednesday. The U.S. Earthquake Service (USGS) reported a magnitude of 5.9 and a slightly weaker aftershock. Local emergency forces tried to gain access to the affected remote mountainous region, according to the disaster management authority.
Source: The Munich Eye June 23, 2022 07:28 UTC