Afghanistan ends search for survivors of devastating earthquake

Issued on: 24/06/2022 – 10:05Modified: 24/06/2022 – 10:23 Authorities in Afghanistan have ended the seek for survivors of an earthquake that struck on Wednesday, a senior official mentioned on Friday, including that provides of drugs and different vital help had been insufficient. Some 2,000 folks had been injured and 10,000 homes had been partially or utterly destroyed by Wednesday’s earthquake in a distant space close to the border with Pakistan, Mohammad Nassim Haqqani, a spokesperson for the catastrophe ministry, instructed Reuters. “The search operation has completed, 1,000 are useless and the injured are round 2,000, each severe and superficial accidents,” Haqqani mentioned. He didn’t elaborate on why the seek for survivors was being referred to as off after some 48 hours. Survivors have been pulled … Read more

Taliban appeal for help after Afghanistan quake kills more than 1,000

Issued on: 23/06/2022 – 09:13 Afghan authorities struggled on Thursday to succeed in a distant space hit by an earthquake that killed some 1,000 folks however poor communications and an absence of correct roads hampered their efforts, officers stated, because the nation’s supreme chief pleaded with the worldwide group for assist. The magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck early on Wednesday about 160 kilometres (100 miles) southeast of Kabul, in arid mountains dotted with small settlements close to the border with Pakistan. It struck areas that have been already struggling the consequences of heavy rain, inflicting rockfalls and mudslides that hampered rescue efforts. “We will not attain the world, the networks are too weak, we’re attempting to get updates,” Mohammad Ismail Muawiyah, a spokesman for the … Read more

Rescue, medical efforts hampered in wake of Afghan earthquake, videos show

Issued on: 22/06/2022 – 16:14 An earthquake impacting Afghanistan’s japanese province of Paktika on the night time of June 21 has killed no less than 1,000 individuals and injured greater than 1,500. Rescue employees and volunteers are nonetheless digging by the rubble left behind by the quake, as victims are being transported by helicopter to makeshift and infrequently insufficient medical amenities for care. The in a single day earthquake was recorded at magnitude 5.9, hanging round 46 kilometres southwest of town of Khost, close to the border with Pakistan, primarily impacting Paktika province. The dying toll has risen to no less than 1,000, with greater than 1,500 others injured, in accordance with a state-run information company. Officers anticipate the dying toll … Read more

Hundreds feared dead after strong quake strikes eastern Afghanistan

Issued on: 22/06/2022 – 08:44 A strong earthquake struck Afghanistan’s japanese Paktika province early on Wednesday, killing a minimum of 255 individuals and injuring a whole bunch extra, state-run media stated. Afghanistan’s state-run Bakhtar information company reported the dying toll and stated rescuers have been arriving by helicopter. The information company’s director-general, Abdul Wahid Rayan, wrote on Twitter that 90 homes have been destroyed in Paktika and dozens of persons are believed trapped below the rubble. Footage from Paktika province close to the Pakistan border confirmed victims being carried into helicopters to be airlifted from the world. Photographs extensively circulating on-line from the province confirmed destroyed stone homes, with residents choosing by means of clay bricks and different rubble. #BREAKING: Not less than … Read more