Death Toll From Earthquake In Afghanistan Rises

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The death toll from an earthquake in Afghanistan has climbed to 1,000, with more than 1,500 others wounded.

Head of the Information and Culture Department in hard-hit Paktika, Muhammad Huzaifa, revealed that all houses were destroyed, and people are still trapped under the rubble.

The United States Geological Survey, USGS, said the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.9, revising an initial estimate at 6.1.

The epicenter of the tremor was about 46km from the city of Khost, near the Pakistani border.

Written by: Helen Obih

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