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Afghanistan quake death toll up to 26

The death toll from the earthquake that hit western Afghanistan on Monday climbed to 26, local officials stated.

Baz Mohammad Sarwary, a spokesman for the Badghis province, stated that the victims died after roofs of their houses collapsed in Qadis district following the tremor.

Earlier, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured the earthquake's magnitude at 5.3.

Baha Breaking the News (BBN) / NP