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100 feared dead in Afghan quakes


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100 feared dead in Afghan quakes

Officials in Afghanistan say at least 100 people are feared dead after two earthquakes struck the north of the country on Monday.

The tremors measured 5.7 and 5.4 on the Richter scale.

They triggered landslides that buried 22 homes in Dara Azara in the mountainous province of Baghlan.

At least 20 people are currently receiving medical treatment in hospital.

Only the bodies of two women have been recovered so far and the search goes on for survivors or victims.

The UN said it is working with authorities in the area to determine what aid is needed.

A quake in the same area ten years ago claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people.

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