Kabul: A total of 320 people have lost their lives in the earthquake that struck the Herat region, located on the border of Afghanistan, according to a report from the United Nations. The earthquake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, along with subsequent aftershocks, caused extensive damage, leaving approximately a thousand people injured. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 40 km from the Herat region.
However, the local administration has disputed these figures, claiming that only 30 casualties occurred, and asserting that the UN’s numbers are incorrect. UGCS (United Geological and Geophysical Services) has reported experiencing six aftershocks in the affected area. Disaster management officials have indicated that their figures are based on reports received from Zendeh Jan in the Herat region.