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Death Toll From Afghanistan’s Quake Rises To 1,150

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a devastating earthquake in Afghanistan continued to climb days after it turned brick and stone homes into rubble.

State media reports the quake has killed 1,150 and injured some 3000. The U.N. puts the number of dead at around 770 people.

Either toll makes this the deadliest quake to hit Afghanistan in two decades.

Despite some international aid flowing to the impacted villages in the east to provide people with food and tents, villagers are mostly on their own digging by hand for survivors.

The country of 38 million people is in the midst of a spiraling economic crisis that had plunged millions deep into poverty.

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