'Speedy recovery humans' — Toya Delazy sends her love to the Afghan people after earthquake

23 June 2022 - 15:00
By Constance Gaanakgomo
Toya Delazy has sent well wishes to Afghans after their country was hit with an earthquake
Image: Supplied Toya Delazy has sent well wishes to Afghans after their country was hit with an earthquake

Musician Toya Delazy has extended her well wishes to Afghans after two of the country's provinces were hit by an earthquake. 

According to reports from Reuters the death toll in Afghanistan has now reached 1,000 and is expected to rise as rescue efforts continue. 

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the musician and mother of one said she wasn't expecting the earthquake to have such a deadly outcome. 

“The earthquake in Afghanistan is historically the lowest possible strength ever recorded to yield so many deaths. Speedy recovery humans,” she tweeted.

Afghan cricketer and former captain of the national team Rashid Khan tweeted that he would assist with relief efforts.

“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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