KABUL, 23 June 2022, (TON): An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed more than 1,000 people in Afghanistan, disaster management officials said “with nearly 1,600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages.”
Head of Information and Culture Department of the province told media "more than 1000 people were killed and over 1500 others injured in Paktika province.”
He added that the death toll could rise as rescue operations still continue in the Gayan and Barmal districts of the province.
US Geological Survey said “Wednesday's quake was the deadliest since 2002. It struck about 44 km (27 miles) from the southeastern city of Khost, near the border with Pakistan.”