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Over 100 Dead in Afghan Quake - 2002-03-04


Relief workers say at least 100 people died in northern Afghanistan in the powerful earthquake that struck a wide area of south and central Asia Sunday.

The aid workers, who toured the region Monday by helicopter, say the 7.2 magnitude quake sent boulders crashing down on about 100 houses in a village in northern Samangan province.

Elsewhere, the Associated Press said seven people were killed in the city of Rustaq, while at least one person died in Kabul. Several other people in the capital were injured by debris from collapsing buildings. The quake, centered in the Hindu Kush mountains of northeastern Afghanistan, struck Sunday night and was felt in nearby Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and as far away as northern India.

Earthquakes are relatively common in the region. In 1998, two quakes killed more than 8,000 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes in the area.

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