MORE than 250 have died after a powerful earthquake struck Afghanistan.
Authorities say more than 200 people have also been injured in remote parts of the south of the country as the huge tremors crushed people in their homes.
According to Mohammad Nassim Haqqani, head of the Taliban administration’s natural disaster ministry, some 100 people died in the province of Paktika.
The quake struck about 44 km (27 miles) from the city of Khost, near the Pakistani border, at a depth of 51 km, the US Geological Survey said.
Shaking was felt by about 119 million people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, the EMSC said on Twitter.
Photographs on Afghan media showed houses reduced to rubble.
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