The number of people killed by the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that shook western Afghanistan on Saturday rises to “about 120”according to regional disaster management authorities.
“At the moment there are more than 1,000 injured women, children and elderly people in our records, and about 120 people have lost their lives,” said Mosa Ashari, head of disaster management for the province of Herat, reports Afp.
Afghan authorities They fear that hundreds of people have died as a consequence of the seven recorded earthquakes of up to 6.3 degrees this Saturday in the Zinda Jan district, in the Afghan province of Herat, in the west of the country.
“There is no town that does not have hundreds of dead and the number of victims can increase even more,” the press director of the Ministry of Disaster Management, Mula Janan Sayeq, informed EFE, although the search operations continue.
The authorities’ estimate It is based on the number of people who lived in the affected villages, inhabited by approximately a thousand people, turned into rubble.