An official reported that an earthquake that struck eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday left at least 155 people dead.
In the Guyana district of the eastern province of Paktika, the victims perished when the roofs of their homes fell. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.1.
Numerous homes were destroyed by the earthquake, according to local authorities, who are now attempting to collect the bodies from the rubble.
Authorities in the area said they were attempting to exhume the bodies from the rubble after the tremor destroyed many homes.
According to Bilal Karimi, a deputy spokesman for the Taliban leadership, “a major earthquake hit four districts of Paktika province, killing and injuring hundreds of our compatriots and destroying dozens of homes.” To avert more devastation, we implore all relief organizations to dispatch teams right away.
Neighboring The earthquake was recorded as having a magnitude of 6.1 in Pakistan. Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, and other areas of the eastern Punjab province experienced tremors.
According to the European Seismological Center (EMSC), 119 million people in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan felt the earthquake’s shocks over a distance of 500 kilometers (310 miles).