“Thoughts and prayers with the people and families affected by the recent earthquake in Paktika and Khost provinces. Will provide our support at earliest and also initiate a fundraising campaign shortly,” he tweeted
Rashid has been tweeting a blow-by-blow account of the extent of damage the earthquake has brought and urged people to donate.
“This little angel is the only remaining alive member of her family, locals couldn’t find any other member of her family. There r many houses levelled to the ground due to landslide & people remained stuck under rubble and in outlying areas, he tweeted.
The earthquake recorded a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale.
“Strong and long jolts,” a resident of the Afghan capital, Kabul, posted on a the website of the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
“It was strong,” said a resident of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar.
Shaking was felt by about 119 million people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, the EMSC said on Twitter.
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