Afghanistan quake: Death toll crosses 1,000

The death toll from a series of earthquakes in remote western Afghanistan rose sharply Sunday to “more than 1,000″, a government spokesman said.”Unfortunately, the casualties are practically very high… the death toll is more than one thousand people,” Bilal Karimi told AFP of Saturday’s magnitude 6.3 quake in Herat province, which was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks.

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