It was Wednesday when an earthquake in Afghanistan of 5.9 magnitude hit the east of the country and killed more than 1000 people and it wounded many more people.
This humanitarian disaster comes at the time of throes of hunger and economic crisis and this made the time difficult for Taliban-ruled country.
According to (USGS) the quake hits at 1:24 and local time on Wednesday which can also be said as 4:54 pm ET on Tuesday. It was recorded around 46 kilometers of 28.5 miles southwest in the khost city. It lies close to the country border with Pakistan.
The kids that were sitting near their home also get destroyed in an earthquake in the spera district southwest in the khost city. Earthquake was registered at a depth of 10 km and 6.2 miles and it was then called as yellow alert. It indicates the localized impact relatively.
Most of the deaths were recorded in Paktika province in the Giyan, Baramel, Nika and many districts. It was said according to the ministry of disaster management.
The death toll was recorded of more than 1000 people and it could also be 1500 people that were injured. All the people were injured in Paktika province alone. Earthquake in Afghanistan have never been predicted to be this type of earthquake and it all results in the death ratio.
In neighboring province of khost 25 people were killed and many of the people were injured. 5 people were killed in Nangarhar province as it was said by the authorities. The photos that were captured shows that the houses were turned to rubble with two walls that were standing in the rubble and they were with broken roofs.
Earthquake In Afghanistan With 5.9 Magnitude
One of the afghan water resource management said that the earthquake has met with the heavy monsoon rain. It has made traditional houses that were made of mud and other materials result in great damage.
He also said that the earthquake was in the dark night. The shallow depth that was recorded was 10 kilometers of the depth and it led to higher issues and damages.
Aftershocks Of Earthquake in Afghanistan
A team of medication was sent to the country with 7 helicopters and it helps the injured people on the way to hospital. Half of the country’s population are actually going through hunger according to the UN report. It is the great situation that is compounded by the Taliban in August 2021 and it has led the United States to freeze $7 billion of country issues. This situation has crippled the economy a lot and it is now fully dependent on aid. Following the US withdrawal of Afghanistan last year the economy has fallen with the World Bank forecasting. As it is said that the increasing of pricing and declining of income has brought serious issues in household living standards.
Situation After Earthquake
Earthquake in Afghanistan with 5.9 magnitude on 22 June has killed more than 1000 people in decades. Afghanistan was rocked by it and it wounded many people.
This situation has crippled the economy a lot and it is now fully dependent on aid. Following the US withdrawal of Afghanistan last year the economy has fallen with the World Bank forecasting. As it is said that the increasing of pricing and declining of income has brought serious issues in household living standards.
Prime minister called a meeting at the presidential palace of the country after the Earthquake in Afghanistan so that all relevant agencies could meet. It could be instructed to provide relief teams to the areas that are affected. Prime minister of Pakistan shehbaz Sharif show support in the tweet. In it he said that he was deeply grinded to learn about the loss of the innocent lives in Afghanistan due to the earthquake. The relevant teams are making efforts to support Afghanistan. Pakistanis also share the grief with their Afghan brethren
Taliban Meeting For Earthquake Disasters
Taliban spokesperson mujahid said that the emergency meeting was called by the Taliban on Wednesday. It provides Transportation to the injured peoples and the material said to the victims’ families.
Prime minister called a meeting at the presidential palace of the country with all relevant agencies. It could be instructed to provide relief teams to the areas that are affected.
Mujahid said that there were many measures taken to provide cash and treatment and the agencies were also instructed to deliver the food, medicines and other necessities. From the air and land transport and care and transportation were to be provided to the wounded.
Government In Need Of Foreign Aid
The Deputy Minister of disaster management said that $1,116.19 were to be paid by Islamic emirate to the families of those killed in the. $558.10 were to be paid to the injured people.
It was also highlighted that the government needs the foreign aid for Earthquake in Afghanistan. So Afghanistan’s Islamic republic asks for the support of the individual’s organizations, companies and foundations to give urgent humanitarian aid.
The world health organization in a tweet on Wednesday said that their emergency teams were on the ground to respond to the emergency which includes medicines and services.
All of the resources were brought not only from the nearby provinces but also from Kabul. It includes medical supplies, health workers, snubbed and other officers who have ideas to deal with these types of situations.
They were pushing more resources as the situation was still evolving and needed more help in Earthquake in Afghanistan.
Pakistanis Also Share The Grief With Their Afghan Brethren
According to the (UNOCHA) the helicopters were unable to land that afternoon because of the wind and heavy rain.
Prime minister of Pakistan shehbaz Sharif showed support in the tweet. In it he said that he was deeply grinded to learn about the loss of the innocent lives in Afghanistan due to the earthquake. The relevant teams are making efforts to support Afghanistan. Pakistanis also share the grief with their Afghan brethren.
Earthquake in Afghanistan Has a Long History
Earthquake in Afghanistan have a long history and many were on Hindu Kush region that borders Afghanistan. The earthquake in 2015 in parts of South Asia killed 300 people in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. In 2022 after two earthquakes more than 1000 people died in northwestern Afghanistan. The same region was struck by the earthquake in 1998 and 4700 people were killed according to the records.