OCHA: Earthquake in Afghanistan Kills 5, Injures 58 People

United Nations coordinating Office for Humanitarian Aid (OCHA) has announced that earthquake in Afghanistan has killed five people, injured 58, and destroyed around 665 homes in nine provinces.

On Thursday, OCHA tweeted that the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale, and the affected homes were in the provinces of Badakhshan, Bamyan, Parwan, Panjshir, Kunar, Laghman, Nangarhar, Samangan, and Takhar.

has deployed partners of assessment and response teams to provide urgent aid to affected families. Meanwhile, Taliban have also announced that over 50 people were killed and injured in this natural incident.

Shafiqullah Rhamani, a spokesperson for the Taliban’s Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, said in a video released to the media on Thursday that the victims were killed and injured in Kabul, Badakhshan, Paktika, Laghman, Takhar, Khost, Baghlan, and Samangan provinces.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale shook various parts of Afghanistan on Tuesday night, March 20.