7.5-magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan and Pakistan

26 October, 2015
Afghan residents examine a damaged house after an earthquake in Raman Kheel village in the Panjshir valley on October 26, 2015. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed at least 70 people as it rocked south Asia on October 26, including 12 Afghan girls crushed to death in a stampede as they tried to flee their collapsing school. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images.
Afghan residents examine a damaged house after an earthquake in Raman Kheel village in the Panjshir valley on October 26, 2015. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed at least 70 people as it rocked south Asia on October 26, including 12 Afghan girls crushed to death in a stampede as they tried to flee their collapsing school. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images.
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The death toll is mounting after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Badakshan Province in northeastern Afghanistan today, also affecting a large area of Pakistan. The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are ready to support the Government’s relief efforts, as needed.

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