In the photo: a powerful earthquake hit Afghanistan

Children sit outside their home destroyed by the earthquake in the Spera district southwest of the city of Khost, Afghanistan on Wednesday.

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Updated 22:44 GMT (06:44 HKT) June 22, 2022

Children sit outside their home destroyed by the earthquake in the Spera district southwest of the city of Khost, Afghanistan on Wednesday.

AP

Afghanistan was shocked its deadliest earthquake on Wednesday, when a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit the country’s east, killing more than 1,000 people and injuring many more, according to a regional official.

The humanitarian catastrophe comes at a difficult time for the Taliban-ruled country, which is currently suffering from famine and an economic crisis.

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