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China prepared to supply emergency help to Afghanistan after earthquake


BEIJING

China stands prepared to supply emergency humanitarian help to Afghanistan in gentle of its wants, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin mentioned in response to the highly effective earthquake in jap Afghanistan close to the Pakistani border on Wednesday, which killed no less than 1,000 people and injuring 1,500.

Wang made the remarks at a press briefing Wednesday, throughout which he additionally revealed that the preliminary verification by th reveals there are not any Chinese casualties to this point.

“We mourn the victims of the earthquake in Afghanistan and prolong condolences to the bereaved households and the injured,” Wang mentioned. “Afghanistan is a pleasant neighbor of China. We stand prepared to supply emergency humanitarian help to Afghanistan in gentle of its wants.”

“It’s very unhappy to listen to horrible earthquake make losses on Afg human life. China at all times stands by Afg and can present help to Afg people,” Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

The Global Times reached the Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan on Wednesday for extra data on the state of affairs of Chinese people within the earthquake-hit areas however has obtained no reply as of press time.

The earthquake was reportedly the deadliest to strike Afghanistan in twenty years.

The highly effective earthquake struck a rural, mountainous area in jap Afghanistan close to the Pakistani border early Wednesday morning native time, killing no less than 1,000 people and injuring 1,500, media reported, with the tolls anticipated to rise as rescuers attempt to attain the positioning of the catastrophe in distant Paktika and Khost provinces.

China Earthquake Networks Center mentioned that the 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan at a depth of 30 kilometers with its epicenter positioned southwest to the Afghanistan province of Khost close to Paktika province, close to the Pakistani border. Strong and lengthy jolts have been additionally felt within the capital Kabul 200 kilometers away.

The quake was felt in a number of cities including Islamabad and Rawalpindi in Pakistan, based on Pakistani media studies.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) mentioned the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.9, revising an preliminary estimate of 6.1.

According to Afghanistan’s state-run Bakhtar information company, helicopters and rescuers arrived in Paktika.

According to the director of the police station in Giani district, Paktika, many people died whereas sleeping when the earthquake struck early Wednesday morning. Local officers mentioned they have been looking for survivors from collapsed homes.

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