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Hundreds martyred in southern zone of the country

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KABUL: The State Ministry for Disaster Management confirmed that hundreds of people were killed and a large number of others wounded, after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake happened in the country’s southern provinces of Paktika and Khost.
Mawlawi Sharafuddin Muslim, Deputy Minister of State for Disaster Management, told media that more than 1,000 people were killed and 1,500 were injured in Tuesday night’s earthquake that hit several provinces of Afghanistan. According to him, the Islamic Emirate will pay 100,000 AfG for the families of those who were killed in the earthquake and 50,000 to the families of those injured in the incident.
According to local officials, helicopter and rescue teams have arrived in the area. The Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said that an emergency cabinet meeting was held on Wednesday morning to discuss assistance for the people affected by the earthquake. “In addition to helping the people affected by the earthquake, all relevant organizations were tasked to send rescue teams,” he said.
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