Afghanistan records 12 injured in late-night earthquake

Afghanistan records 12 injured in late-night earthquake

Afghanistan records 12 injured in late-night earthquake

At least 12 people were injured in the eastern province of Nangarhar in Afghanistan after an earthquake struck the country just before midnight Friday, authorities said Saturday.
A number of students of Nangarhar University in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, were injured in a stampede while trying to run outside a building during the earthquake, said Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor.
The earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred at 23:45 on Friday and lasted about a minute. He was also felt in the capital, Kabul, sending residents into the streets for safety.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said two regions of Afghanistan have been affected – east and north -. “Small and medium enterprises”, but it is expected that the impact
The earthquake’s epicenter was in the district of Badakhshan province in northern Zebak, but no casualties or damage were reported in the area, said OCHA.

Afghanistan records 12 injured in late-night earthquake

In the neighboring province of Takhar, very little damage to this ,, as well as three houses in the city of Taloqan, was quoted as saying. Northeast of Afghanistan is a mosaic of mountains and valleys; It is remote and sparsely populated and difficult to damage appraisers to arrive.
In the provinces of Nangarhar, Kunar and Laghman, damage was also limited. In total, five provinces have been affected, with 12 injured and 16 houses damaged, OCHA said.
There were no reports of casualties or serious damage to Kabul.

Afghanistan records 12 injured in late-night earthquake

Friday’s earthquake comes after a strong earthquake shook Afghanistan, Pakistan and India in October, killing at least 115 people and wounding 500 in several provinces of Afghanistan.
Reports night from neighboring Pakistan, said more than 30 people were injured in the earthquake, such as houses and walls collapsed in Peshawar.
A total of 41 people were taken to city hospitals, doctors and rescue workers.

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