At about 1:00 am Local Afghanistan time (4:30 p.m. Sunday ET), a 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan and has killed 7 people and 70 others who were injured. It has affected three districts in Samangan province, about halfway between the capital Kabul and the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
Officials were afraid that there might still be people under the debris. Rescue operations are continued and a delegation has been dispatched to further investigate the area. “The villages were destroyed and the local routes were blocked from slipping mountain rocks on to the roads” said Assistant Governor Hajji Ghulam Sakhi Baghlani.
If you are in the vicnity, feel free to post your comments here and stay tunes for more updates. It has been believed that the number of deaths would be increase.