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At least 9 killed as strong earthquake strikes Pakistan, Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati
Photo shows Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan (Photo: Social Media).

On Tuesday night, an earthquake of 6.5 magnitudes jolted much of Pakistan and Afghanistan; at least nine people died, and more than a hundred casualties were reported.

The US Geological Survey said that the epicenter of the 6.5-magnitude earthquake was located 40 kilometers south-southeast of Jurm district of Badakhshan province in Afghanistan’s mountainous Hindukush region borders Pakistan and Tajikistan. 

According to Bilal Faizi, a spokesman for Pakistan’s emergency services, more than 100 individuals were taken to hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Swat valley region in shock, Reported the Associated Press.

Nine people were killed due to the collapse of roofs in various parts of northwestern Pakistan, and dozens of others were injured in the quake, said Faizi.

Meanwhile, the quake was felt strongly in Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan.

“The quake was so strong and terrifying, we thought houses were collapsing on us; people were all shouting and were shocked,” said Shafiullah Azimi, a Kabul resident.”

The Ministry of Public Health had instructed all healthcare facilities to be on standby, according to Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesperson for the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan.

The region is prone to deadly earthquakes due to the proximity of the Chaman fault, and several deadly earthquakes have occurred in Afghanistan and Pakistan, damaging properties and killing people.

On 22 June 2022, a strong earthquake occurred in southeastern Afghanistan, affecting Paktika, Khost, which killed more than 1,052 deaths and more than thousands injured, according to the current authorities in Kabul.

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