Afghanistan: Earthquake kills more than 900

Source: CNN

“More than 900 people were killed and hundreds more wounded after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, according to an official from the country’s disaster management authority. It is the deadliest quake to hit the Asian nation in decades and comes as the Taliban-ruled country is in the throes of a hunger crisis. The shocks hit at 1:24 a.m. around 46 kilometers (28.5 miles) southwest of the city of Khost, which lies close to the country’s border with Pakistan, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).” (06/22/22)