Helicopter evacuates injured in Afghanistan quake

STORY: The 6.1 magnitude quake has injured hundreds of people and authorities have said the toll was likely to rise as information trickled in from remote mountain villages.

The quake struck about 27 miles from the city of Khost, near the Pakistani border, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGC) said.

Video from the area showed homes reduced to rubble.

Most of the confirmed deaths were in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika, where 255 people have been killed and more than 200 injured, interior ministry official Salahuddin Ayubi said.

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