Afghanistan Quake Death Toll Mounts To Over 1000, PM Modi, Pope Francis And Others Send Condolences

WORLD Team Latestly|

On June 22, a very powerful earthquake struck Afghanistan, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more. Videos and pictures of houses brought down to rubble have gone viral on social media. One picture shows a person in one village digging a long trench to bury the dead. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “India stands by the people of Afghanistan in their difficult times and is ready to provide all possible disaster relief material at the earliest.” Pope Francis tweeted, “I hope that with everyone's help the suffering of the people can be alleviated.” The search and rescue efforts were hampered due to the heavy rains. Watch the video to know more.

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