Turkmenistan to Send Aid to Afghanistan Following Deadly Earthquake

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Turkmenistan to Send Aid to Afghanistan Following Deadly Earthquake
The 5.9-magnitude earthquake killed more than 1,000 people and injuring more than 2,000. (Photo: AP)

Turkmenistan is ready to provide Afghanistan with humanitarian assistance following a devastating earthquake that hit two provinces in the south of the country, Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov informed the Chargé d'Affaires of Afghanistan in Turkmenistan Mohammad Fazel Saber on Thursday in Ashgabat.

Addressing the Afghan diplomat, the Turkmen Foreign Minister emphasized that Turkmenistan learnt with deep sorrow the news of the devastating earthquake in the Afghan provinces of Khost and Paktika and expressed his sincere condolences and feelings of sympathy to the people of this country, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in its press release.

On Wednesday, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit the southern parts of Afghanistan, killing more than 1,000 people and injuring more than 2,000, according to the media reports.

The earthquake was reportedly felt in neighbouring provinces including the country’s capital Kabul, as well as in Pakistan, and India.

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