Mon 05-09-2022 16:11 PM
KABUL, Sept 5, 2022 (WAM) — An earthquake in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least eight people early Monday morning and the death toll could rise, the state news agency said, regional officials said. Reuters reported, quoting a statement from
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck early in the morning near the eastern city of Jalalabad, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
“Sunday night’s earthquake caused economic and human losses in Kunar province,” provincial governor spokesman Mauravi Najibullah Hanif told Bakhtar news agency, adding that casualties could rise. added.
According to initial reports, the earthquake killed six people and injured nine others, said Mohammad Nassim Haqqani, a spokesman for the disaster ministry.
Afghanistan is still recovering from a powerful June earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people and wiped out villages in the east.
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