In photos: Deadly earthquake hits Afghanistan

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Men basal astir the bodies of radical killed successful an earthquake successful Gayan village, successful Paktika province, Afghanistan, connected Thursday, June 23. A powerful earthquake struck the rugged, mountainous portion of eastbound Afghanistan aboriginal connected Wednesday, flattening chromatic and mud-brick homes successful the country's deadliest quake successful 2 decades.

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Updated 1113 GMT (1913 HKT) June 23, 2022

Men basal astir the bodies of radical killed successful an earthquake successful Gayan village, successful Paktika province, Afghanistan, connected Thursday, June 23. A powerful earthquake struck the rugged, mountainous portion of eastbound Afghanistan aboriginal connected Wednesday, flattening chromatic and mud-brick homes successful the country's deadliest quake successful 2 decades.

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Afghanistan was rocked by its deadliest earthquake successful decades connected Wednesday erstwhile a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the country's east, sidesplitting much than 1,000 radical and wounding galore more, according to a determination official.

The humanitarian catastrophe comes astatine a hard clip for the Taliban-ruled country, presently successful the throes of hunger and economical crises.

An Afghan antheral looks for his belongings amid the ruins of a location damaged by an earthquake successful Bernal district, Paktika province, connected June 23.

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Afghan radical acceptable up tents arsenic a impermanent statement amid the ruins of houses damaged by an earthquake successful Bernal district, Paktika province, connected June 23.

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A Taliban subject chopper flies implicit an earthquake-damaged country successful the Paktika province, connected June 23.

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An Afghan antheral stands too a doorway of a location damaged by an earthquake successful Bernal district, Paktika province, connected June 23.

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A kid stands too a location damaged by an earthquake successful Bernal district, Paktika province, connected June 23.

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Members of Taliban rescue squad instrumentality from affected villages pursuing an earthquake successful Bernal district, Paktika province, connected June 23.

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Afghan men hunt for survivors amidst the debris of a location that was destroyed by an earthquake successful Gayan, Afghanistan, connected June 23.

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Children beryllium adjacent their location that has been destroyed successful an earthquake successful the Spera District of southwest of the metropolis of Khost, Afghanistan, connected June 22.

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People assistance successful hunt and rescue operations amid the debris of a gathering aft the earthquake successful Afghanistan connected June 22.

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A villager collects his belongings from nether the rubble of his location that was destroyed successful the earthquake successful Afghanistan connected June 22.

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An injured unfortunate of the earthquake receives attraction astatine a infirmary successful Paktia, Afghanistan, connected June 22.

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Afghans evacuate wounded radical successful the state of Paktika, eastbound Afghanistan, connected June 22.

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Search and rescue operations proceed aft the earthquake connected June 22.

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Taliban guards extracurricular the territory infirmary wherever victims of the earthquake were brought successful Paktia, Afghanistan, connected June 22.

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An aged antheral sits adjacent his location that was destroyed successful the earthquake connected June 22.

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An ambulance assists earthquake victims connected June 22.

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People queue up successful a enactment to donate humor for the earthquake victims being treated astatine a infirmary successful Paktika, Afghanistan, connected June 22.

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A miss stands adjacent a location that was damaged by the earthquake connected June 22.

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People beryllium extracurricular a structure aft their location was damaged successful the earthquake connected June 22.

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