Photo courtesy UNICEF Afghanistan

Monitoring Desk:

Death toll in the deadly earthquake in Western Afghanistan rose to 2100 as rescue workers found more dead bodies beneath the rubble of mud-walled houses on Sunday morning.

Amid the confusion, the death toll from Saturday’s quakes spiked from 500 reported on Sunday morning by a Red Crescent spokesperson and 16 from Saturday night.

The quakes hit 35 km (20 miles) northwest of the city of Herat, with one measuring 6.3 magnitude, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The deadly earthquake caused the collapse of thousands of poorly constructed mud-walled houses in Hirat and other parts of the impoverished country.

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