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Number of quake victims in Afghanistan at 920

The death toll of the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Afghanistan has now reached 920, Deputy Minister for Natural Disaster Management Mawlavi Sharfuddin Muslim stated in a press conference on Wednesday.

The authorities warned that the number of victims is likely to rise as the investigation continues. They added that around 610 people were also injured.

"We call on aid agencies to provide immediate assistance to the victims of the earthquake in order to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe," Deputy Government spokesman Bilal Karimi tweeted.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / AY