Afghanistan ends search for survivors of earthquake that killed 1,000

Afghanistan ends search for survivors of earthquake that killed 1,000

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By Mohammad Yunus Yawar KABUL (Reuters) -Authorities in Afghanistan have ended the search for survivors of an earthquake that killed 1,000 people, a senior official said on Friday, adding that supplies of medicine and other critical aid were inadequate. About 2,000 people were injured and 10,000 houses were partially or completely destroyed in Wednesday’s earthquake in a remote area near the border with Pakistan, Mohammad Nassim Haqqani, a spokesperson for the disaster ministry, told Reuters. “The search operation has finished, 1,000 are dead and the injured are around 2,000, both serious and …

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