Herat’s Earthquake Death Toll Rises to Over 1000

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Durian. Death toll from magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit Herat province in Afghanistan last Saturday rose to 1,023 and 516 people are missing,  according to data from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) as of Sunday evening.

From that data, so far over 11,500 people are affected by the earthquake, mostly from Zindajan district, where the tremor hit hardest, while over 1,600 people are injured.

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However, according to the official data from Khalid Zadran, a spokesperson of the country’s the Ministry of Interior to thebigduriannews, at least 2,440 people have died due to the natural disaster, as of Sunday.

Rescuers have been searching for those who are still trapped under the ruins, while aid workers have been distributing humanitarian aid to the victims.

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