People in quake-hit Afghanistan are using shovels and bare hands to pull out victims from the rubble of collapsed buildings, as the death toll from the powerful earthquake continues to rise.
The magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck a densely populated area near the city of Herat on Sunday, followed by strong aftershocks. The quake has killed at least 1,000 people, with the death toll expected to rise as many people are still trapped under the debris.
Rescue efforts are being hampered by a lack of heavy equipment and trained personnel. Many residents have been forced to use their bare hands to dig through the rubble in search of loved ones.
The earthquake has also caused widespread damage to infrastructure in the region, including roads, bridges, and hospitals. This is making it difficult for aid workers to reach the affected areas.
The international community has called for a ceasefire between the warring parties in Afghanistan so that aid can be delivered to the affected areas. However, there is no sign of a ceasefire at this time.
The people of Afghanistan are in desperate need of help. The international community must do everything it can to provide assistance to the affected areas.