Language

Don't you have an account with Pajhwok Afghan News?

Click here to subscribe.

Badakhshan quake levels scores of houses

Badakhshan quake levels scores of houses

author avatar
18 Feb 2023 - 09:52
Badakhshan quake levels scores of houses
author avatar
18 Feb 2023 - 09:52

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 75 residential houses have been damaged by a strong temblor in northeastern Badakhshan province.

The 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck at on Thursday night, said the natural disaster management director for the province.

Maulvi Mohammad Akram Akbari added the tremor had inflicted huge losses on the people. Five houses were destroyed in Darayem district, 10 in Baharak and 30 in Yaftal. One child is said to be missing.

But residents claim the destruction of houses and financial losses caused by the overnight quake were higher than official estimates.

They said four houses were razed in Ghola Dara and Salymayet villages of Arghanjkhoa district and a number of domestic animals killed in the Dara Jawzgun area of the province.

sa/mud

Views: 103

Related Topics

GET IN TOUCH

SUGGEST A STORY

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

PAJHWOK MOBILE APP

Download our mobile application to get the latest updates on your mobile phone. Read more