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Earthquake in Afghanistan causes 255 casualties

Earthquake in Afghanistan causes 255 casualties

At least 255 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in a magnitude 5.9 earthquake that struck eastern Afghanistan today.

Earthquake in Afghanistan causes 255 casualties

The quake struck at 1:24 a.m. about 46 kilometers southwest of the city of Khost, which lies near the country's border with Pakistan.

Earthquake in Afghanistan causes 255 casualties

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the USGS.

Earthquake in Afghanistan causes 255 casualties

The victims are reported from Barmal, Zirok, Nika and Giyan districts of Paktika province.

It is thought to have other people under the rubble.