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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

950 people dead after earthquake in Afghanistan

Officials say that 950 people are dead after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Khōst region of Afghanistan.

There have also been more than 600 injured.

The death toll is expected to rise.

The earthquake occurred at 1:24 am local time and was centred 46 km southwest of Khōst at a depth of 50 km.

The area where the earthquake occurred is a mountainous region near the Pakistan border.


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