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A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Herat province days after deadly earthquakes killed more than 2,400 people.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck western Afghanistan, just days after a series of deadly earthquakes left more than 2,400 people dead.
The strong earthquake struck an area near Herat, the capital of Herat Province, early Wednesday morning local time.
Information was limited about the direct impact of the earthquake.
The Herat governor’s office said there were “huge losses” in areas near areas devastated by previous earthquakes.
At least 80 people were injured and a landslide blocked the main highway between Herat and Turgundi, the Associated Press reported, citing Information Ministry spokesman Abdul Wahid Rayan.
The latest earthquake comes as Afghans suffer from a 6.3-magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that struck the region on Saturday.
At least 2,445 people were killed and thousands more injured in the country’s worst earthquakes in years, according to Taliban officials.
Rescue workers and volunteers are working around the clock to try to retrieve survivors and bodies from the rubble of villages that have been flattened since the weekend.
Relief efforts have been hampered by poor infrastructure in the impoverished country after decades of war and reduced foreign aid.
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