Ministry for Natural Disaster Management officials in a news conference announced that 35 aid groups are sent to the province.
Speaking at a press conference in Kabul on Monday, the ministry's spokesman, Janan Saiq, said that these groups are currently working to rescue the caught under the rubbles and to address the needs of the victims.
“35 teams, numbering more than 1,000, have gone to the site to help those trapped in villages under the rubble” Saiq said.
He noted that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, deputy prime minister for economic affairs, headed a delegation to Herat to address the challenges of earthquake victims and monitor the fair distribution of aid.
“There is a delegation from the Ministry of Disaster Management and another delegation has been sent by Mawlawi Hibatullah, the leader of the Islamic
Emirate, to cooperate fully with those affected.” Saiq said.
He also warned about the possibility of earthquake aftershocks in some western provinces, especially Badghis and Herat in the coming days.
Based on initial reports over 2,400 people have died and more than 2,000 others received injuries in the earthquake, which mostly affected Zindajan district of Herat.