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Cuban Foreign Minister regrets earthquake in Afghanistan

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Havana, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez expressed his condolences due to devastating earthquakes in western Afghanistan, resulting in considerable material damage and the loss of human lives that exceed 2,500.

On his account in X, the head of Cuban diplomacy sent his heartfelt condolences to the Afghan people, especially to the families and relatives of the victims.

According to press reports, the death toll already exceeds 2,500, more than 9,200 people were injured and nearly 1,300 homes were damaged or destroyed.

The Afghan Government reported that the earthquakes registered in the province of Herat are one of the worst catastrophes of this nature in the Central Asian country in the last two decades. The chain of at least four telluric movements, with a preliminary magnitude between 5.5 and 6.3 on the open Richter scale, was located at a depth of 50 kilometers and especially shook the municipality of Zendejan, with a population of approximately 10,000 inhabitants.

Rescue operations are under way to find survivors under the rubble in the hit areas.

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