Earthquake devastation and destitute people in Afghanistan

  • Ali Hamadani and Thom Poole
  • BBC correspondent

image source, AFP

“Some helicopters came to help, but it is not understood what to do other than lift the corpses.”

This is the experience of the people of Afghanistan who suffered a strong earthquake on Wednesday. Hundreds of people have lost their lives due to the earthquake.

The quake struck at midnight on Tuesday. At that time most people were sleeping at home.

Rescue workers are digging debris with their bare hands in some areas to help reach the affected areas. Getting to the rural areas of eastern Afghanistan is not easy. As the picture becomes clear, the death toll is expected to increase.

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