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Over 2,000 People Killed in Afghan Earthquake

HeadlineOct 09, 2023

In Afghanistan, Taliban officials say more than 2,000 people were killed and nearly 10,000 others injured after a magnitude-6.3 earthquake and several powerful aftershocks struck the western Herat province on Saturday morning. The quake flattened buildings in six villages, trapping hundreds of people in their homes. The death toll could rise as rescue workers continue to search for survivors using shovels and, in some cases, their bare hands. It’s one of the deadliest earthquakes to strike Afghanistan in two decades and risks further exacerbating the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

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