MoD Helicopters, Medical Teams Arrived South to Assist Earthquake Victims

KABUL (BNA): The Ministry of National Defense of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has sent 7 of his helicopters and a medical team to assist in airlifting the injured who suffered in the southern provinces of the country on Tuesday night’s earthquake.

The Ministry has sent 7 helicopters with medical health aid to these locations to transport the wounded to military and civilian hospitals and to treat the victims of last night’s earthquake in the southern provinces of the country. according to a press release.

Officials at the Ministry of National Defense said operational units arrived to the area with all their equipment and facilities and are transporting the injured to medical centers.

Meanwhile, officials of 203 Mansoori Corps say that so far 100 people who were injured in last night’s earthquake have been airlifted from Paktika province to Paktia Provincial Hospital.

The quake killed over 1,000 people and injured thousands more in four districts of southeastern Paktika province. The quake also affected Khost and a number of other provinces of the country.

Officials of the Defense Ministry, while, offering condolences to the families of the victims and injured, assures that they will spare no effort in providing assistance to the victims.


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