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Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating earthquake

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Villagers rushed to bury the dead on Thursday, digging by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that hit eastern Afghanistan. state media reported that 1,000 people were killed† Residents seemed largely on their own to deal with the aftermath as their new …

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Earthquake in Afghanistan: Crisis-hit country struggles for aid after earthquake that killed more than 1,000

CNN † Desperate search and rescue operations were underway in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday after an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 peoplea heavy blow to a country already facing a serious economic and humanitarian crisis. The earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck near the city of Khost on the border with Pakistan …

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