Afghanistan quake kills 30 Pakistani tribal people: Report
At least 30 Pakistani tribal people, who were displaced during a military operation in 2014 and fled across the border, died in the powerful earthquake that hit a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan, a media report said on Thursday.
Arrangements have also been made at the Ghulam Khan border for the transportation of the injured who, according to military sources in Miranshah, would be airlifted to special medical camps being set up in the area, the report said.
The report quoting officials said that besides shifting the bodies and helping with the treatment of the injured, the ration was also being provided to the quake-hit people.
Separately, the tremor also resulted in the collapse of a check-post in the Datakhel area of North Waziristan, claiming the life of one soldier and leaving at least two others injured.
A consignment of eight trucks carrying tents, tarpaulin, blankets, and necessary medicines was dispatched to Kabul, the Radio Pakistan reported, adding that Pakistan has assured full support to Afghanistan.
The quake only compounds the woes in Afghanistan, which is already deep in one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, with millions facing increasing hunger and poverty after the cutoff of international financing to the Taliban.
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