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Afghanistan earthquake: Aid efforts hampered by poor road conditions, communications

CA, 24 Jun 2022
Aid began arriving on Thursday in remote parts of Afghanistan where an earthquake killed 1,000 people but poor communications and a lack of proper roads are hampering relief efforts in a country already grappling with a humanitarian crisis.

In the remote Akbar village in Afghanistan’s Paktika province on Thursday, residents salvaged what was left of their possessions, one day after an earthquake killed 1,000 people

Reuters video showed Taliban's military coordinating relief efforts in the hard-hit Paktika province.

The town of Gayan in Paktika province, close to the epicentre, sustained significant damage with most of its mud-walled buildings damaged or completely collapsed.

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck early on Wednesday about 160 km southeast of Kabul, in arid mountains dotted with small settlements near the border with Pakistan.

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