Afghanistan’s remote and poor villages hardest hit by earthquake | News

Gayan, Pakistan – In the early morning hours of Wednesday June 22, the mud homes in this remote part of southeastern Afghanistan began to tremble and collapse under the force of a 5.9-magnitude earthquake. Panicked residents tried to wake their sleeping relatives. But for hundreds of families, there was no time. Within minutes the mud … Read more

A long night for doctors helping victims of Afghanistan quake | Earthquakes

“The building started moving, slowly, from side to side… then faster. I woke up and I called my father, and family in Kabul,” says Shokrullah, who was at his home in Gardez in Paktia province, 61km (38 miles) from the epicenter of a devastating 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit eastern Afghanistan early on Wednesday . … Read more

Afghanistan ends search for survivors of devastating earthquake

Issued on: 06/24/2022 – 10:05Modified: 06/24/2022 – 10:23 Authorities in Afghanistan have ended the search for survivors of an earthquake that struck on Wednesday, a senior official said on Friday, adding that supplies of medicine and other critical aid were inadequate. Some 2,000 people were injured and 10,000 houses were partially or completely destroyed by … Read more

Homes Destroyed by Earthquake in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province

UNICEF said thousands of children were at risk after a deadly 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan’s southeast, destroying thousands of homes, on June 22. Afghanistan’s Taliban government said at least 1,000 people were killed and hundreds more injured. Homes were destroyed across the Paktika districts of Gayan, Naki, Barmal, and Ziruk, and the Khost district … Read more

Afghans Bury Dead, Dig for Survivors of Devastating Earthquake – NBC Chicago

Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people. Residents appeared to be largely on their own to deal with the aftermath as their new Taliban-led government and the … Read more

Rescuers scramble to reach Afghan quake survivors as foreign aid arrives

Map showing the epicenter of a 5.9-magnitude quake in Afghanistan that hit in the early hours of June 22, includes relief map of surrounding region on the border with Pakistan Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain Thursday to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,000 … Read more

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

Issued on: 06/23/2022 – 09:13 Afghan authorities struggled on Thursday to reach a remote area hit by an earthquake that killed some 1,000 people but poor communications and a lack of proper roads hampered their efforts, officials said, as the country’s supreme leader pleaded with the international community for help. The magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck … Read more