Local sources in the Herat province have reported significant damage to several historic sites following a series of recent earthquakes in the region.
Sources, speaking to Hasht-e Subh, confirmed that the 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday, October 11th, caused severe damage to prominent landmarks, including Masjid Jami Herat (Herat Central Blue Mosque), Qala-e Ekhteyaruddin (Arg) also known as Citadel of Herat, and a minaret in the province.
According to the sources, a section of the walls of Qala-e Ekhteyaruddin in Herat has collapsed, and another part has been severely cracked.
Furthermore, images sent to Hasht-e Subh depict the crumbling bricks of the Herat Central Blue Mosque walls, indicating extensive damage to the site.
Reports indicate that sections of a minaret in Herat have been demolished due to the intensity of today’s earthquake.
This morning, Herat and several other provinces in the western region of the country were struck by three consecutive earthquakes, causing widespread panic and destruction.
In response to the disaster, Doctors Without Borders announced that 117 injured individuals have been transported to hospitals for urgent medical treatment. The organization is actively involved in providing aid to the affected regions.