The death toll from the earthquake in Afghanistan has risen to 2,000
A series of powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and have killed many people in western Afghanistan. The death toll has exceeded 2,000. Besides, hundreds of people were injured. This was reported by the AP news agency on Sunday (October 8) citing a Taliban spokesman .
According to the report, the Taliban official said that the number of casualties was high. Many are still under the rubble. We are trying our best to help people. But we will need help.
A preliminary report by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) says that the earthquake is likely to cause significant casualties. The disaster could be massive.
A map posted on the USGS website shows seven earthquakes in the Afghanistan region. These include a magnitude 5.9 earthquake 21.7 miles north-northwest of Herat, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake 20.5 miles north-northeast of Zindajan, and a magnitude 6.3 earthquake about 26 miles west of Herat city 18 miles north-northwest of Zindajan. -Another 6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in the east.
Earlier in June 2022, a powerful earthquake struck a remote mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan. As a result, stone and mud-brick houses blend into the plain. At least 1,000 people were killed and nearly 1,500 were injured in the deadliest earthquake in Afghanistan in the last two decades.