Death toll from Afghan quakes rises to ‘more than 1,000’: AFP

The death toll from quakes in Afghanistan has risen to more than 1,000, AFP reported on Sunday, citing a government spokesperson.

“Unfortunately, the casualties are practically very high,” a spokesman of the Taliban administration Bilal Karimi said early Sunday, as the extent of the damage became clear.  

“The death toll is more than 1,000 people. We are waiting to see how the final figures will turn out,” he told AFP. 

Earlier reports quoted Afghan Red Crescent spokesperson Erfanullah Sharafzoi said the powerful earthquakes in Afghanistan killed 500 people.

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