6.1 Earthquake strikes Afghanistan; deadliest in decades – IOTW Report

6.1 Earthquake strikes Afghanistan; deadliest in decades

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in one of the country’s deadliest quakes in decades, the state-run news agency reported.

Officials warned that the already grim toll may still rise.Information from the remote area near the Pakistani border remained scarce, but early footage from villages tucked among the rough mountains showed residents picking through rubble of collapsed stone and mudbrick houses.

The disaster posed a major test for Afghanistan’s Taliban government, which seized power nearly 10 months ago as the U.S. and its NATO allies prepared to pull out of the country and has been largely shunned by the world community since. more

11 Comments on 6.1 Earthquake strikes Afghanistan; deadliest in decades

  1. Zloid(Muzzloid) Rummaging around discarded American Military Weapons..

    “What’s this Button do?”

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  2. “The disaster posed a major test for Afghanistan’s Taliban government,”

    Only if they are growing Poppies.

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  3. They have the latest weaponry ( thanks partly to dementia Gilligan Brandon Carter) but mudbrick homes? Yea that sounds about right.

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  4. Oh boy, another place (that hates us) where the US government will send billions under the guise of humanitarian relief.

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  5. Don’t worry US TAX SLAVES will pickup the bill plus other political under the table kickback fees.

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  6. The squad will be crying for fund’s to help rebuild too! And if we don’t give it we’re raciest!

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