11 People Dead, 100 Injured Due to Earthquake in Afghanistan & Pakistan

Wednesday, 03/22/2023

At least 11 people have been killed and more than 100 have been injured due to Tuesday's earthquake that jolted parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

So far, the most number of casualties have been reported from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region in Pakistan.

At least two deaths and 20 injuries have been confirmed so far in Afghanistan.

Bilal Karimi, the deputy spokesperson of the Taliban, confirmed that so far two dead and 20 wounded have been admitted into healthcare centers in Afghanistan. However, he has not specified the locations where these casualties have been reported from.

Pakistani media reported that nine people have been killed and more than 100 people were injured in Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Due to media restrictions and censorship in Afghanistan, there are no accurate figures of casualties and damages in Afghanistan due to Tuesday’s earthquake.

According to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 jolted northern Afghanistan on Tuesday evening and caused a strong tremor throughout the country and parts of northern Pakistan.

This earthquake was located at a depth of 194 km and its center was in the Hindu Kush mountains near Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

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