OVER 900 KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN AFTER MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE IN EASTERN REGION
More than 900 people were killed and hundreds were injured after an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Afghanistan early on Wednesday, reported AFP. The death toll was likely to rise as the information trickled in from remote mountain villages.
Maulvi Sharafuddin Muslim, Deputy Minister of State for Disaster Management, said that 920 people were killed and 610 injured in last night's quake in several provinces. He also called for international assistance to address the plight of the victims.