Kabul – The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed due to the earthquake in western Afghanistan, particularly in Badghis province.
Recurring earthquakes that occurred between 2 to 4 pm on Monday, January 27, in the center and districts of Badghis, caused financial and human losses in the province which the latest casualties were 22.
However, initial findings by the United Nations (OCHA) that were released on Friday show that the quake on January 17, in western Afghanistan destroyed more than 1,000 homes.
The residents of the province and the quake-hit areas are facing many problems, including access to water, the organization stressed.
It is worth mentioning that the relief teams of international organizations in the field are engaged in providing assistance to the victims.
The magnitude of the quake, which was centered in the Qades district of Badghis, was 4.9 on the Richter scale.
Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily