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Rescuers were desperately trying on Thursday to help victims of the earthquake that killed at least a thousand people in southeastern Afghanistan, but their efforts were hampered by lack of resources, mountainous terrain and heavy rains. . The earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.9, occurred in the early hours of Wednesday in this poor and difficult-to-reach rural region bordering Pakistan. The point in images.Director: Olivier JUSZCZAK Children stand near a house which was destroyed during an earthquake in the district of Spera, in the south-west of the province of Khost, in Afghanistan, the Wednesday, June 22, 2022. – AP / SIPA The earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.9, occurred in the early hours of this Wednesday in southeastern Afghanistan. Destruction after an earthquake in the village of Gayan, Paktika province, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 23, 2022. – EBRAHIM NOROOZI / AP / SIPA This is the deadliest earthquake in the country in addition two decades. Destruction caused by an earthquake in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. – AP / SIPA At least a thousand people died and 1,500 were injured in the most affected province of Paktika alone, the authorities said on Wednesday, who continue to fear that the toll will rise. Destruction caused by an earthquake in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 23, 2022. – EBRAHIM NOROOZI / AP / SIPAAlready grappling with an economic and humanitarian crisis, Afghanistan is hit by a new tragedy, which poses a heavy challenge for the Taliban, in power since mid-August 2021. A villager collects his belongings from the rubble of his house destroyed during an earthquake in Spera district, Khost province, Afghanistan , Wednesday, June 22, 2022. – AP / SIPA “I was awake when the earthquake happened (…) When I left my house, everything was silent, because people were buried under their houses,” Zaitullah Ghurziwal, a resident of Bermal district, Paktika, told AFP on Thursday. A girl stands near a house destroyed by an earthquake in Spera district, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. – AP / SIPA “It is difficult to access the affected sites” especially as ” the area was hit last night by floods caused by heavy rains,” Paktika Provincial Information and Culture Department Chief Mohammad Amin Huzaifa said. Men stand around the bodies of people killed in an earthquake in Gayan village, Paktika province, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 23, 2022. – EBRAHIM NOROOZI/AP/SIPALNGO Save the Children estimated on Thursday that more than 118,000 children were affected by the disaster. “Many children most likely now have no access to clean water, food and a safe place to sleep,” she said. An Afghan stands next to the door of a house destroyed by an earthquake in Bernal district, Paktika province, on June 23, 2022. – AHMAD SAHEL ARMAN/AFPUN, who pointed out that at least 2,000 houses had been destroyed – each one being inhabited according to her by at least seven or eight people -, highlighted the lack of clearing machines. A young girl walks among the rubble of destroyed houses following an earthquake in Bernal district, Paktika province, June 23, 2022. – AHMAD SAHEL ARMAN/AFPThe Taliban government called in the army , but he has few means. Afghanistan has only a very limited number of helicopters and planes. An Afghan villager sits near his house destroyed in an earthquake in Spera district, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. – AP/SIPAImages show people clearing debris from houses with their bare hands at the body search. Villagers sit in front of a tent after their homes were destroyed by an earthquake in Spera district, southwestern Khost province, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. – AP / SIPAThe Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, nevertheless assured that the UN was “fully mobilized” to help Afghanistan. Children sit outside near the ruins of a house destroyed by an earthquake in Bernal district, Paktika province, June 23, 2022. – AHMAD SAHEL ARMAN/AFPThe deadliest earthquake in history recent attack in Afghanistan (5,000 dead) took place in May 1998 in the provinces of Takhar and Badakhshan (north-east).

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