At least four people have been killed and around 80 others were wounded in an earthquake that rocked the northeast on Tuesday night, officials said.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that the earthquake had a 6.5 magnitude and its center was 40km south southeast of Jurm district of Badakhshan, Afghanistan.
The earthquake also shocked Panjshir, Takhar, Kunduz, Panjshir, Laghman, Kabul and several other provinces as well as some regional countries.
“Unfortunately, around 80 people have been wounded and four others have been martyred. The martyrs are in Takhar, Kabul and Laghman provinces,” said Sharafat Zaman Amerkhail, a spokesman for the Public Health Ministry.
“63 houses have been fully and partially destroyed and some livestock have also been lost,” said Shafiullah Rahimi, a spokesman for the State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management.
The residents in Badakhshan province said the earthquake caused heavy losses for them.
According to the residents, at least 50 houses were destroyed in Jurm district of Badakhshan.
“As you see this house, another 50 other houses have been destroyed,” said Atiqullah, a resident of Badakhshan.
“There should be a tent or something to shelter the children with it,” Sayed Muhaiddin, a resident of Badakhshan.
“When I came, I saw a 12-years old child. Half of his body was under dust. Another child was under the ruins,” said Shafiqullah, a resident of Laghman.
Meanwhile Pakistani media reported that at least nine people were killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
More than 200 people were brought to hospitals in the Swat valley and elsewhere in the region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to the reports.
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