Aid Leaves Kabul for Southeast Afghanistan Following Deadly Earthquake

A powerful earthquake hit southeast Afghanistan in the early hours of June 22, killing at least 920 people, and injuring hundreds more, according to local news citing officials.

Mawlawi Sharafuddin Muslim, deputy minister of state for disaster management, told a press conference in Kabul that the death toll had reached 920 people by the afternoon, Tolo News reported.

The 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck 46 km southwest of Khost, the US Geological Survey said.

Footage from the Afghan Red Crescent Society shows aid leaving Kabul for affected areas in Khost and Paktika provinces. Credit: Afghan Red Crescent Society via Storyful