More than a thousand people have died in the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan. The magnitude of the earthquake was 6.1. Hundreds of houses have been destroyed by the earthquake, while more than 800 people have been injured. Agencies have reached the spot for relief and rescue work. The work of rescuing people and taking the injured to the hospital is going on. The Taliban government has appealed for help from all countries of the world including the UN.
According to a report, the earthquake that occurred the previous day shook many areas of densely populated Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan. The earthquake occurred about 44 km from the city of Khost in southeast Afghanistan. Its center was at a depth of 51 km in the earth. After the earthquake, death started appearing everywhere. Alam is that even after 24 hours have passed, it is not known where much damage was done. People are searching for their loved ones in the rubble.
The Taliban government has confirmed the deaths of more than 1000 people. The death toll could rise further as the debris has not been completely removed. More than 100 houses were destroyed by the earthquake. The tremors of the earthquake were so strong that not only the mud but also the houses made of concrete collapsed like a pack of cards. The radius of this earthquake was spread over an area of about 200 km. Helicopters have been deployed in the rescue work. But there is a lot of difficulty in carrying out the relief work.
The special thing is that this earthquake has come at a time when Afghanistan is going through a serious crisis. After the formation of the Taliban government, all the countries of the world have stopped the aid to Afghanistan. There about 20 million people are on the verge of starvation. The Taliban government is facing a shortage of money. He needs help in difficult times. For this reason he has appealed from all over the world.
The United Nations says Afghanistan needs billions of dollars this year to deal with the crisis. The UN has stressed the need for greater disaster preparedness in Afghanistan, which remains vulnerable to frequent earthquakes, floods and landslides. People from all the UN agencies have reached the affected areas. It is believed that the death toll may increase due to non-availability of timely assistance.