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Afghanistan Twin Quakes kill at Least 22 People

BoomRadioNG | January 18, 2022
At least 22 people have been killed after back-to-back earthquakes struck the west of Afghanistan on Monday.
According to data from the US Geological Society (USGS), the 4.9 and 5.3 magnitude quakes affected the north-west province of Badghis, where it caused house and building collapses.
A spokesman told AFP four children were among those found dead in the rubble.
They added that more than 700 houses had been damaged.

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Qadis district chief, Mohammad Saleh Purdil, said the quake had knocked down several houses and killed women and children.
He and other officials have warned the death toll could increase as rescuers sift through rubble in the remote region.
Paul Ayorinde

Written by BoomRadioNG

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