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Another earthquake hits Afghanistan


A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, shaking parts of the western region previously affected by the Herat earthquake on Saturday.

The World Health Organization confirmed the earthquake in a post on its Twitter handle, saying that medical experts were on the ground to help the injured get medical assistance.

Afghanistan woke up to another 6.3 magnitude earthquake today, shaking parts of the western region previously affected by the #HeratEarthquake. Teams are on the ground ensuring the injured get the medical help they need and saving lives,” the post read.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also reacted to the earthquake, expressing his condolences to those who lost loved ones and assuring that the organization would continue to support the people of Afghanistan with medical care.

My heart goes out to the people in #Afghanistan who have lost loved ones and have been affected by the multiple earthquakes in Herat. @WHOAfghanistan continues to support the Afghan people with essential health care,” he tweeted.

Recall that Wuzup Nigeria reported that a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday destroyed at least 13 villages in Herat province’s Zindah Jan district.

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