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Afghanistan earthquake: At least 250 killed and scores wounded in Paktika province

Added 06-22-22 02:04:02am EST - “The powerful quake struck overnight as people slept and was felt as far away as India.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Afghanistan earthquake: At least 250 killed and scores wounded in Paktika province”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 250 people and left scores injured in Afghanistan, a local official has told the BBC.

Pictures shared on social media showed people on stretchers, rubble and ruined homes in Paktika province.

A local government official told the BBC the death toll of more than 250 was likely to rise, and that more than 150 others had been injured.

Tremors were felt across more than 500km of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, quoted by Reuters.

The centre said that witnesses had reported feeling the quake in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, as well as Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.

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