Death after a magnitude 5.3 earthquake in western Afghanistan, A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck western Afghanistan, killing 26 people.
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck western Afghanistan, killing 26 people
Victims died when the roofs of houses collapsed in western Badghis, said district governor Mohammad Sale Padel.
Afghanistan is hit by frequent earthquakes (representative)
Afghanistan, Herat: At least 26 people have died after the earthquake struck western Afghanistan on Monday, officials said. State spokesman Buzz Mohammad Sawali told AFP that the victims died when the roof of a house collapsed in the Cadiz district of western Badghis.
According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of a shallow earthquake was 5.3.
“Of the 26 people who died in the quake, there are five women and four children,” Sawali said, adding that four others were injured. The quake also damaged residents of the state’s Mukul district, but details, including casualties, are not yet available, he said.
Afghanistan is already on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, exacerbated by the Taliban’s takeover of the country in August when Western countries froze access to international aid and assets held abroad.
Cadiz is one of the most affected areas of the catastrophic drought and has received little benefit from international aid in the last two decades.
The country is frequently hit by earthquakes, especially in the Hindu Kush Mountains near the junction of Eurasian and Indian structural plates. The
An earthquake can cause serious damage to poor homes and buildings in poor Afghanistan.
In 2015, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.5, centered on the mountains, struck South Asia, killing most people in Pakistan, killing nearly 280 people.
In this disaster, twelve young Afghan girls were crushed and killed in a crowd accident as they tried to escape from a swaying school building. ..