1,000 dead, hundreds injured in Afghan quake, news report says

by 24USATVJune 23, 2022, 10:50 a.m. 16
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A powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more, according to a state-run news agency. Officials warned that the already grim toll would likely rise. Information remained scarce on the magnitude 6.1 temblor near the Pakistani border, but quakes of that strength can cause severe damage in an area where homes and other buildings are poorly constructed and landslides are common. Experts put the depth at just 10 kilometers (6 miles) - another factor that could increase the impact. #earthquake READ MORE: https://6abc.com/afghanistan-earthquake-today-now-kabul/11986785/

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