Thousands of Afghans out in cold after deadly quakes

Zindah Jān (Afghanistan) (AFP) – “Our family was killed here. How could we live here?,” says 40 year-old Mohammad Naeem as he sits near the house where he lost 12 family members in a series of quakes that killed at least 1,000 people in western Afghanistan. Like him, thousands of Afghans who survived the quake on 7 October are bracing for a winter of homelessness, as rescuers make last-ditch efforts to find survivors. At least one person was killed and 130 injured on 11 October when western Afghanistan was struck by another 6.3-magnitude earthquake.


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