It is with great sadness that we learn that a severe earthquake has occurred in all districts of Badghis province, especially in Qadis, late yesterday, which has caused heavy corporeal and financial losses to our countrymen.
According to preliminary reports, 22 civilians lost their lives, 5 have been injured and up to 800 houses have been destroyed.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan extends its deepest sympathies to the bereaved countrymen, wishes paradise to the martyrs, speedy recovery to the wounded and condolences to their families and relatives.
Officials from the Islamic Emirate and all relevant agencies, including the Ministry of Disaster Management, are instructed to provide medical, food and logistical support to the area as soon as possible and take all the necessary measures to save the rest of the people and provide houses, tents and other related needs.
We also call on international aid and humanitarian agencies to assist victims of the disaster in Badghis province and cooperate with us in this tragic event.
We ask Allah Almighty to protect our poor people from any such calamities further and grant the victims of Badghis event great patience and adequate reward.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
15/06/1443 Hijri Lunar
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