6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan, at least 130 killed: Reuters news agency

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More than 130 people have died due to the terrible earthquake in Afghanistan. The magnitude of the earthquake is said to be 6.1 magnitude.

Kabul:

More than 130 people have died due to the terrible earthquake in Afghanistan. The magnitude of the earthquake is said to be 6.1 magnitude. According to the news agency Reuters, 130 people have died due to a strong earthquake in Afghanistan. Agencies have reached the spot for relief and rescue work. The work of rescuing people and taking the injured to the hospital is going on.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook parts of densely populated Afghanistan and Pakistan early Wednesday. Afghan officials said many casualties were feared. According to the USGS, the quake occurred at a depth of 51 km, about 44 km (27 mi) from the city of Khost in southeastern Afghanistan. The head of the Taliban administration’s ministry of natural disasters, Mohammad Naseem Haqqani, said he would give an update after completing further investigations.

The Disaster Management Authority of Afghanistan has confirmed the death of more than 130 people in the earthquake here. According to media reports, the death toll may increase even more. The Disaster Management Authority said that more than 100 houses were destroyed by the earthquake. Helicopters have been pressed into service in the rescue work, he said. At the same time, agencies have been asked to come for assistance. But the earthquake affected area is remote, so help is taking a while to reach here.

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