Afghanistan lacks the medical supplies to treat those injured in an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people this week, a senior official said, as an aftershock on Friday killed five more, APA reports citing Reuters.
Authorities earlier ended a search in remote southeastern mountains for survivors of the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck early on Wednesday near the Pakistani border, about 160 km (100 miles) southeast of Kabul, the capital.
Friday’s aftershock, in almost exactly the same place, was of magnitude 4.3, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A health ministry official said it killed five people, but there was no immediate word on the extent of new damage and injuries.
A total of 1,036 people are confirmed to have been killed, the United Nations said on Friday.
About 2,000 people were injured and 10,000 homes partially or entirely destroyed in Wednesday’s earthquake, Mohammad Nassim Haqqani, a spokesperson for Afghanistan’s disaster ministry, told Reuters.