100 feared dead in Afghan earthquake
Linkedin

100 feared dead in Afghan earthquake

Kabul : Afghanistan | Jun 11, 2012 at 4:13 PM PDT
By
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Up to 100 feared dead in Afghan earthquake

Twin earthquakes and subsequent landslide buried more than 20 houses and may have killed up to 100 people in northern Afghanistan.

The districts of Burka, Jilga and Nahrin in Baghlan province suffered the most damage.Quakes caused a landslide in the Burka district massive enough to force rescuers to give up on using shovels and await bulldozers in order to unearth buildings and victims.

“There were no visible signs of buildings” underneat the landslide",said Jawed Basharat, a spokesman for the provincial police chief who was part of a team that examined the village after the slide.

They knew how many houses were buried only from information provided by area residents, who said between 25 and 30 houses disappeared in the landslide.

The head of the provincial disaster management department said several houses and a school had collapsed but he was unable to confirm the number of people trapped.

The tremors could be felt in the capital, Kabul, 170km (105 miles) away.

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Hindu Kush mountains of Aghanistan early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That was followed 25 minutes later by a 5.7-magnitude temblor in the same area.

1 of 3
Next
An earthquake hit Baghlan province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 11, 2012.
An Afghan man mourns the death of relatives near the site after an earthquake hit Baghlan province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 11, 2012.
nazish7 is based in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Casualties feared in Afghan quakes: officials

    Casualties were feared in Afghanistan Monday after several village houses collapsed as two earthquakes shook the country's mountainous Hindu Kush region, officials said. Around 20 houses were destroyed in a landslide caused by the tremors in Burka...
  • Afghan Quake: 100 Feared Dead After 2 Earthquakes Rock Afghanistan [PHOTOS]

      International Business Times
    Share This Story Two women were rescued in the aftermath of the Afghan quake, Abdul Majid, the province's governor, told the AP. A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Hindu Kush mountains of Aghanistan early Monday morning, according to the U.S...That...
  • Up to 100 feared dead in Afghan earthquake

      Sydney Morning Herald
    Story continues below A massive landslide of mud and rocks buried houses so deep in the remote mountain village of Sayi Hazara that rescuers gave up trying to use shovels to dig through the buried buildings, said Jawed Basharat, a spokesman for the...
  • Houses destroyed in Afghan quakes

    Houses destroyed in Baghlan province Two small earthquakes have hit the north-east of Afghanistan, officials in Baghlan province say, destroying at least 20 village houses. The houses were destroyed when part of a mountain in the Hindu Kush range...
  • Afghan earthquake triggers landslide, scores trapped

      Daily News & Analysis
    More than 70 people were trapped in rubble after houses made of mud collapsed from two strong earthquakes on Monday that triggered a landslide in the mountains of northern Afghanistan, officials said. A remote village in Baghlan province appeared to...
  • Afghanistan Earthquake:100 Feared Dead [FIRST PICTURES]

      International Business Times
    Two earthquakes in the mountainous northern Afghanistan have triggered a massive landslide that buried up to 30 houses, leaving around 100 people dead, according to provincial officials...Rescue workers with bulldozers were struggling to reach the...

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.