PESHAWAR, 26 October: Over 70 people were reported dead and 300 others injured in Afghanistan on Monday when 7.7 magnitude of earthquake struck the country, officials said.

The quake was 213 km deep and centred 254 km northeast of Kabul in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province.

At least 14 girl students were killed in a school in the northeastern province of Takhar.

The officials said the other dead included 10  people in the eastern province of Nangarhar, 10 in Badakhshan, 7 in Nuristan, 4 in Kunar.

They said 1500 houses had been damaged mostly in Juram, Warduj and Yamgan districts.

—Compiled from media reports.


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