1000 dead in Afghanistan earthquake
News Desk || risingbd.com
Hundreds of people have died after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Afghanistan’s Paktika province early Wednesday.
An official told a news agency at least 1000 people were killed, while the authorities said there is significant damage to homes in the region.
The quake struck about 44km (27 miles) from the south-eastern city of Khost.
Tremors were felt across more than 500km of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
The centre said that witnesses had reported feeling the quake in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, as well as Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.
The earthquake - which hit during the early hours as many people slept - was a magnitude 6.1 quake at a depth of some 51 km, according to the US Geological Survey.