At least 920 killed in Afghanistan earthquake


A POWERFUL earthquake struck a remote border region of Afghanistan overnight killing at least 920 people and injuring hundreds more, officials said today, with the toll expected to rise as rescuers dig through collapsed dwellings.

The 5.9-magnitude quake struck hardest in the rugged terrain of the east, where people already live hardscrabble lives in a country in the grip of a humanitarian disaster made worse by the Taliban takeover last August.


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