According to the Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan, at least three people died, and 44 others were injured after 6.5 magnitudes jolted Afghanistan on Tuesday night.
Around three people were reported to be killed, and more than 44 others were injured “there could be more casualties as the quake was so powerful in most parts of the country,” including Badakhshan, Takhar, and Laghman provinces, Sharafat Zaman, a spokesperson for the public health ministry said to Khaama Press.
Moreover, Shafiullah Rahimi, a spokesperson for the disaster mitigation ministry, said that two people were killed in Laghman province due to the earthquake.
It also reported that most people were killed and injured when the roofs of their respective homes collapsed in various parts of the country.
According to Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Public Health had ordered all medical facilities to be prepared.
According to the US Geological Survey, the 6.5-magnitude earthquake’s epicenter was 40 kilometers to the south-southeast of Jurm district in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan’s Hindukush mountain range, which borders Pakistan and Tajikistan.
Due to the proximity of the Chaman fault, the region is vulnerable to devastating earthquakes. Several have occurred in Afghanistan and Pakistan, causing property damage and fatalities.
According to the current government in Kabul, a powerful earthquake that struck Paktika, Khost, in southeast Afghanistan on June 22, 2022, resulted in more than 1,052 fatalities and thousands of injuries.