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INTERNATIONAL

Afghanistan Buries Earthquake Dead: Bad Weather, Lack Of Resources Hamper Rescue Efforts

Afghans bury their dead day after a powerful earthquake killed more than one thousand people and left 15,00 injured.

South Eastern Paktika Province has been worst-hit and the UN is scrambling to provide emergency shelter and food aid.

Rescue efforts are being hampered by heavy rain and lack of resources.

The Taliban in Afghanistan have appealed for international support to deal with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.

Japan and South Korea have announced relief assistance for the victims.

The 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck about 44 kilometers from the city of Khost and tremors were felt as far away as Pakistan and India.

The head of the United Nations, António Guterres said the agency had "fully mobilized" over the disaster. Health teams, medical supplies, food, and emergency shelters were en route to the quake zone.