Oman delivers humanitarian aid to quake-hit Afghanistan

Oman delivers humanitarian aid to quake-hit Afghanistan

Muscat, The Gulf Observer: The Sultanate of Oman has delivered more than 88 tonnes of relief and medical aid to Afghanistan as a result of the recent earthquake that hit the country.

“In embodiment of the high directives of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, the Oman Charitable Organisation (OCO) handed over to the Afghan Red Crescent in the friendly country of Afghanistan more than 88 tonnes of various Omani relief and medical aid as a result of the damage they sustained from the recent earthquake, ” OCO said in a statement.

Another strong earthquake shook western Afghanistan on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 after an earlier one killed more than 2,000 people and flattened whole villages in Herat province in what was one of the most destructive quakes in the country’s recent history.

The magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Wednesday was about 28 kilometers (17 miles) outside Herat, the provincial capital, and 10 kilometers (6 miles) deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It triggered a landslide that blocked the main Herat-Torghondi highway, Information Ministry spokesman Abdul Wahid Rayan said.

Janan Sayiq, a spokesman for the Afghan Taliban government’s national disaster authority said Wednesday’s earthquake killed at least one person and injured around 120 others.