KABUL: Condolences continued to pour in to Afghanistan after at least 1,000 victims lost their lives and more than 1,500 others were injured in a powerful earthquake in eastern parts of the country.
Former President Hamid Karzai said he is deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction to property in the wake of an earthquake in Paktika, Khost and other parts of the country and expressed solidarity with families of the victims.
The former president also offered his condolences to the families affected by the severe floods in different parts of the country. He called on all charities and national businesses in the country to reach out to the families affected by the disaster.
The United States Embassy also offered its condolences to the quake victims.
We are deeply saddened by reports of an earthquake in eastern Afghanistan. We extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this devastating event.”
Meanwhile, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs has also expressed its condolences to the victims of the earthquake in Afghanistan.
“We share the grief of the people of Afghanistan and are committed to providing assistance in times of need,” Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arundam Bagchi wrote on his Twitter account on Wednesday. one.”
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has also expressed sorrow over last night’s earthquake in Afghanistan.
Shahbaz Sharif said in a Pashto message on his Twitter page: “I am saddened to learn that the earthquake in Afghanistan has brought relief to the people. The people of Pakistan share the grief of their Afghan brothers. I pray for a speedy recovery. The Pakistani authorities are ready to assist Afghanistan in this difficult time. “
The epicenter of the earthquake was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground.
The Taliban’s Ministry of Disaster Management also said the quake had destroyed hundreds of homes and taken away many livestock.
The Taliban’s Defense Ministry said in a statement that seven helicopters had arrived in Paktia province to rescue the victims and had launched an operation to evacuate the wounded.
But the ministry says it is still working to remove the dead and wounded, which could increase the number of dead and injured. The Taliban government says its chief minister, Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, has approved a billion afghanis to help those affected by the quake.
Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada has expressed his condolences to the victims of the quake and called for the immediate recovery of the injured.
He directed all his government agencies to take serious steps to help the quake victims.
He called on charities and international organizations to stand with Afghans in this tragedy.