Death toll rises in Afghanistan’s Paktika province after earthquake

The death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake in Afghanistan’s Paktika province had risen to more than 1,1,000, a senior official told the Anadolu Agency on Thursday, June 23. Abdul Wahid Rayan, a senior Taliban official and director general of the state-run Bakhtar News Agency, said at least 1,600 people were injured after the 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit a remote area in the east of the country. struck. Tolo also reported that the toll was about 1,100 people. Khalid Zadran, the Kabul police spokesman, said the earthquake destroyed more than 2,500 homes in Khost and Paktika provinces. Houses were destroyed in Paktika districts of Gayan, Naki, Barmal and Ziruk, and the Khost district of Spera, according to the country’s disaster relief agency. This video posted by Abdul Wahid Rayan shows a damaged building in Paktika province. Credit: Bakhtar News Agency via Storyful

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