Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 22 people

The 5.6 magnitude trembling shook the western province of Badghis, surrounding Turkmenistan, in the afternoon, decreasing brick houses to debris, according to images shared by regional authorities.

“Unfortunately, our initial reports show that 22 people, including women and children, have been killed and four others injured,” stated Baz Mohammad Sarwari, the director of Info and Culture of the Badghis provincial administration.

“The Mujahideen have reached to some of the affected areas, but Badghis is a mountainous province, the number of casualties might go up,” he included, describing Taliban fighters, and including that heavy rain was likewise lashing the location.

Mullah Janan Saeqe, head of the Emergency situation Operations Center of the Ministry of State for Emergency situation Affairs, verified the death toll and stated more than 700 homes had actually been harmed.

Sanullah Sabit, the head of the nursing system at the primary health center in Badghis’ capital stated they had actually gotten 5 clients hurt in the quake, primarily with damaged bones and fractures.

The quake was at a depth of 30 kilometers (about 19 miles), according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.