Earthquake in Afghanistan killed at least 1,000 people overnight. The quake shook eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, killing at least 1,000 people, authorities said.
The 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Paktika province remains weak. Accordingly, Afghan emergency officer Sharafuddin Muslim spoke to the dead at a press conference on Wednesday.
Earthquake In Afghanistan, The Catastrophic Situation
Bakhtar General Director Abdul Wahid Rayan previously wrote on Twitter about the Earthquake catastrophe. He said that 90 houses had been destroyed in the Pact. And many people believed they had been caught in the rubble.
Accordingly, Footage from Paktika province near the border with Pakistan shows victims taking helicopters to take off from the area. The photos circulating online from the province show that residents are digging up clay stones and other rubble.
The European Seismological Agency (EMSC) presented a report on the earthquake. It affected 119 million people in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India at a distance of 500 kilometers.
“A strong earthquake shook four districts of Paktika province. killing and injuring hundreds of our citizens and destroying many homes,” Bilal Karimi, the Taliban’s deputy government spokesman.
And, he said “We call on all humanitarian agencies to send teams to the area immediately to prevent another disaster.”
Read Also: UN Says Climate Change And Ukraine War Increasing Refugees Number
Earthquake Impacts To Pakistan
The adjacent Pakistan Meteorological Department set the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.1 degrees. However, people have felt the tremors in Pakistan. The capital, Islamabad, and throughout the eastern province of Punjab.
And, some remote areas of Pakistan have reported reports of house damage near the Afghan border. But, it was not immediately clear whether it was due to rain or an earthquake, said Taimoor Khan. A spokesman for the disaster management office.