Death toll in Afghanistan earthquake has reached 920 people while 610 people have been injured in the natural disaster said Ministry State for Disaster Management Afghanistan on Wednesday.
Mawlawi Sharafuddin Muslim, deputy Minister of State for Disaster Management, told a news conference that “920 people were killed and 610 were injured” in last night’s earthquake that hit several provinces of Afghanistan.
According to Dep. Min. Muslim, the govt will pay 100,000 Afs for the families of those who were killed in the earthquake and 50,000 will be paid to families of those injured.
In order to alleviate the problem, Muslim asked for foreign aid.
An earthquake 6.1 on richter scale hit the troubled country in the middle of night. Most of the casualties, officials told earlier, was reported from the eastern provinces.