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Afghanistan: Death Toll from Earthquake Exceeds 4,000

Kabul: The death toll from the earthquake that struck Afghanistan four days ago has surpassed 4,000.

According to international news agencies, the aftershocks continue in the Herat province, with more than 20 villages completely destroyed in the Zendah Jan district. Afghan authorities have reported that as a result of the earthquake, 2,000 homes have been completely demolished, while thousands of other structures have suffered partial damage. At the moment 35 rescue teams are engaged in relief efforts.

People are still trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, raising concerns of further casualties. Mullah Janan Saiq, a spokesperson for the disaster response agencies, has stated that significant damage has occurred in three provinces due to the earthquake.

On the other hand, China has allocated a sum of two million dollars for the assistance of earthquake victims in Afghanistan.

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