KABUL: At least 1,000 people have been killed and more than 600 injured in a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Afghanistan.
Disaster management officials in Afghanistan have confirmed that more than 1,000 people have been killed in the quake. The quake injured more than 600 people. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. More than 1000 people were reported killed.
The US Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was 27 miles from Khost city and its depth was 31 miles. The quake also affected the Afghan capital, Kabul. Authorities have called for relief teams to reach the quake-hit areas.
The quake knocked down mud houses and cracked the ground. The death toll from the quake is expected to rise. The quake was also felt in some parts of India.