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Afghan officials say deadly earthquakes ‘killed or injured’ over 4,000 people

20 villages, approximately 1,980 to 2,000 houses have completely collapsed.

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The casualties from the deadly earthquakes that hit western Afghanistan on Saturday have killed or injured more than 4,000 people, according to officials.

Additionally, about 2,000 houses have been completely destroyed in the two 6.2-magnitude earthquakes, said the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority.

During a press conference in Kabul, Mullah Saiq, spokesman for ANDMA, said: “So far, the statistics we have received regarding casualties are unfortunately exceeding 4,000 people.

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“According to our data, in about 20 villages, approximately 1,980 to 2,000 houses have completely collapsed.”

Following the disaster, a total of more than 1,000 rescuers in 35 rescue teams from different institutions are carrying out relief efforts in the affected areas, said the spokesman.

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