KABUL: On Wednesday, Afghanistan was shaken by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake. As per current reports, 950 people have died in the horrific incident, and over 600 are injured. The death toll is expected to increase as further rescue operation takes place.
Interior Minister Salahuddin Ayubi said that rescue helicopters were deployed, along with medical and food supplies. The earthquake struck the area near to Pakistan border. In Paktika province, 200 people were injured, and 255 died. In Khost, 25 people died, and 90 got injured. Pakistan and India also experienced shocks, but no damage was reported from either side.
United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has sent their teams for rescue. Pakistan has also said to participate in the rescue operation. President of Pakistan Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, DG ISPR, Chairman PTI Imran Khan and Pakistan Peoples Party extended their condolences through Twitter.
I am saddened over loss of precious lives by earthquake in Afghanistan & express my sympathies with the affectees. I pray for the deceased, the injured & offer condolences to bereaved families. Pakistan stands in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan in this hour of need.
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) June 22, 2022
Deeply grieved to learn about earthquake in Afghanistan, resulting in loss of innocent lives. People in Pakistan share the grief & sorrow of their Afghan brethren. Relevant authorities working to support Afghanistan in this time of need.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) June 22, 2022
CJCSC & Services Chiefs express deepest condolences over tragic loss of precious lives & damage to infrastructure due to earthquake & torrential floods in various areas of Afghanistan. AFs of Pakistan are ready to provide all possible humanitarian assistance to people of Afg.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) June 22, 2022
My condolences & prayers go to the Govt & people of Afghanistan for the loss of lives suffered in the earthquake. I have asked the KP Govt to especially facilitate provision of all medical assistance.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 22, 2022
چیئرمین پی پی پی اور وزیر خارجہ بلاول بھٹو زرداری کا افغانستان میں زلزلے کی تباہ کاریوں پر اظہار افسوس
افغانستان میں زلزلے کے نتیجے میں سینکڑوں قیمتی انسانی جانوں کا ضیاع باعث صدمہ ہے، وزیرخارجہ بلاول بھٹو زرداری@BBhuttoZardari
— PPP (@MediaCellPPP) June 22, 2022