Afghan earthquake survivors dig by hand as rescuers struggle to reach area

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Disaster has killed more than 1,000 people and officials say toll could rise

Organised rescue efforts were struggling to reach the site of an earthquake in Afghanistan that killed more than 1,000 people, as survivors dig through the rubble by hand to find those still missing.

In Paktika province’s Gayan district, villagers stood atop mud bricks that were once a home. Others carefully walked through dirt alleyways, gripping on to damaged walls with exposed timber beams to make their way.

Continue reading…Global development | The Guardian

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