2,053 dead, 9,240 injured in Afghanistan earthquake
- Web Desk
- Oct 08, 2023
The death toll from the earthquake in Afghanistan has reached 2,053, while 9,240 people have been reported injured, foreign media reported.
Media reports also said that 1,328 buildings were completely destroyed by the earthquake.
Relief operations are ongoing in the affected areas, media reports added.
Yesterday morning, an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude hit western Afghanistan. The United States Geological Survey termed the epicentre close to the region’s largest city of Herat. The earthquake was followed by an aftershock with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale as well.
Dutch scientist Frank Hoogerbeets, affiliated with The Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGS), has suggested the possibility of another significant earthquake occurring in Afghanistan.