Afghanistan earthquake: at least 250 dead after 6.1 magnitude quake, state media says

Powerful quake struck early in the morning near the town of Khost south of the capital Kabul

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck south-east Afghanistan killing at least 255 people, according to the country’s official news agency.

The quake struck early on Wednesday morning local time with its epicentre near the town of Khost south of the capital, Kabul, the US Geological Survey reported.

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