Deputy Minister of Information and Culture and spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Zabiullah Mujahid said that two earthquakes in the western Badghis province on Monday, January 17 killed 28 people, wounded four, and destroyed 800 homes.
A statement of condolence released by Zabiullah Mujahid reads that the earthquakes have rocked the entire province but Qadis district has suffered the most loss and inflicted more casualties.
The statement has called on aid agencies to cooperate with the local officials to assist the people affected by the natural disaster.
In the meantime, another spokesperson of the IEA Inamullah Samangani has said that the number of casualties is only preliminary and it will most probably rise in the coming days.
Sarangani added that the earthquakes have destroyed from 800 to one thousand houses.