At least 255 dead in an earthquake in Afghanistan

At least 255 dead in an earthquake in Afghanistan

A night earthquake left, until now, at least 255 dead in Afghanistan. The information was confirmed on Wednesday by the spokesman for the regime in that country, Bilal Karimi.

“The number of martyrs in the earthquake is more than 100,” he told the AFPadding that many houses were damaged and people were trapped inside.

Local authorities have warned that the balance of deaths could increase in the coming hours due to the large number of injured and the seriousness of the state of some of them

Local authorities have warned that the death toll could increase in the coming hours due to the large number of injured
Local authorities have warned that the death toll could increase in the coming hours due to the large number of injured

“We ask all aid agencies to immediately send teams to the area to avoid a greater catastrophe,” he said in a message posted on his official account on the social network Twitter.

According to information collected by the Afghan state news agency Bakhtar NewsAgencySome 155 people have been injured in the districts of Barmala, Ziruk, Naka and Gayan, all of them located in the province of Paktika, the most affected.

The earthquake had its epicenter about 44 kilometers from the city of Jost near the border between Pakistan and Afghanistanwith a depth of about 51 kilometers, according to data published on its website by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The media of Pakistan also reported that a minor earthquake shook the capital Islamabad and other parts of the country.without for now the Pakistani authorities have ruled on possible victims in their territory.

(With information from EFE, AFP and Europa Press)

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