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Survivors dig by hand after Afghanistan quake killing 1,000

Added 06-23-22 03:07:02am EST - “The disaster inflicted by the quake heaps more misery on a country where millions face increasing hunger and poverty and the health system has been crumbling since the Taliban retook power last year.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Survivors dig by hand after Afghanistan quake killing 1,000”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In this photo released by Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority, a convoy of trucks carrying relief goods prepare to leave for Afghanistan at a warehouse in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, June 23, 2022. AP hide caption

In this photo released by Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority, a convoy of trucks carrying relief goods prepare to leave for Afghanistan at a warehouse in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, June 23, 2022.

GAYAN, Afghanistan — Survivors dug by hand Thursday through villages in eastern Afghanistan reduced to rubble by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 1,000 people, as the Taliban and the international community that fled their takeover struggled to aid the disaster's victims.

In Paktika province's hard-hit Gayan district, villagers stood atop the mud bricks that once was a home there. Others carefully walked through dirt alleyways, gripping onto damaged walls with exposed timber beams to make their way.

The quake was Afghanistan's deadliest in two decades, and officials said the toll could rise. An estimated 1,500 others were reported injured, the state-run news agency said.

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