Almost 1,000 killed by Afghanistan earthquake causes Taliban appeal for international help

by 24britishtvJune 22, 2022, 10:50 a.m. 18
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Subscribe to The Telegraph with our special offer: just £1 for 3 months. Start your free trial now: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/customer/subscribe/digitalsub/3for1/?WT.mc_id=tmgoff_pvid_conversion-subscription_editorial-iniative_03-22_EGW-13_organic_youtube Hundreds of people have been killed in a heavy earthquake in south eastern Afghanistan with the death toll likely to rise as information trickles out of the region's remote villages. Early reports said at least 300 people were killed when a tremor of magnitude 6.1 hit the country already suffering from an unfolding humanitarian crisis. Collapsing houses and landslides claimed casualties in the provinces of Paktika and Khost, along the border with Pakistan. "Hundreds of houses have been destroyed and unfortunately 300 civilians have been martyred and more than 500 injured," Hibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban's supreme leader, said in a statement. Read the full article here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/22/afghanistan-earthquake-kills-least-255-people/ Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.

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