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Death toll in Afghanistan earthquake rises to 2,445


Kabul: The death toll from the massive 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan's Herat and neighboring provinces has increased to 2,445 as rescue officials are racing against time to rescue people from the debris, authorities said. The most affected area is the Zanda Jan district in Herat, where 13 villages have been "utterly destroyed", Xinhua news agency quoted...

Death toll from Morocco earthquake increases to 2,901


Rabat: The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Morocco -- the country's deadliest in 60 years -- has increased to 2,901, with 5,530 injured persons, according to the latest statement released by the government. In Ouirgane in the Atlas Mountains, one of the hardest-hit villages in the mountainous areas, Xinhua news agency reporters saw...

Turkey-Syria quake toll crosses 5,000; weather hits rescue ops


Ankara/Damascus: Rescuers in Turkey and Syria battled frigid cold on February 7 in a race against time to find survivors under buildings flattened by a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 6,200 people. The quake struck on February 6 as people slept, flattening thousands of structures, trapping an unknown number of people and potentially impacting...

252 dead, 377 hurt in Indonesia quake, thousands displaced


Jakarta: A powerful earthquake killed more than 250 people in Indonesia's West Java province on November 21, with rescuers searching for survivors trapped under the rubble amid a series of aftershocks. The epicenter of the 5.6 magnitude quake was near the town of Cianjur in mountainous West Java, about 75 km (45 miles) southeast of the...

Indonesia floods: Death toll climbs to 117


Jakarta: The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara rose to 117, the National Disaster Management Agency said. "The number of bodies that have been found is 117, while 76 people are still missing," the agency's head Doni Monardo told a virtual press conference. The deaths...