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Duration 1999/02/11 Country or District Afghanistan Name Earthquake
Headline(Source, Date) Personal Injury Material Damage Others So far the number of death stands at 39, and 256 persons are reportedly injured. More than 1,000 cattle were killed by collapsing structures. Dozens killed in Afghanistan earthquqke At least 50 people have been killed, and a further 200 injured in a strong earthquake which has struck east Afghanistan. In Kabul damage has been limited to broken windows, and structural damage to mud brick homes.
- OCHA Situation Report No.3 99/2/19
Plastic tarpaulins and tents are the highest priority for the people who lost homes. Next priority are blankets and clothing to protect against the cold weather.
- 30 percent of Afghan children in quake hit areas have pneumonia
(Agence France-Presse (AFP) 99/02/17)
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