Afghanistan Earthquake Kills 1,000, Injures 1,500 More

At least 1,000 people are dead after an overnight earthquake in eastern Afghanistan.

At least 1,500 others are injured.

The 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of the night when many were sleeping.

The quake's epicenter is around 100 miles southeast of the country's capital, Kabul.

The earthquake was also felt in neighboring India and Pakistan.

Disaster management chief Maulawi Sharafuddin Muslim said that “some villages have been completely destroyed,”

The Taliban government is using helicopters to evacuate the wounded to hospitals.

This is the deadliest earthquake since more than 2,200 people died in a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti in August of 2021

It's the deadliest earthquake to hit Afghanistan since 2002 when nearly 1,000 people died in a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan