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.
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.
The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the USGS.
The victims are reported from Barmal, Zirok, Nika and Giyan districts of Paktika province.
It is thought to have other people under the rubble.