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Afghans still hope to find survivors from quake that killed over 2,000 in western Herat province
Afghan rescuers and villagers are still digging through rubble in western Herat province, three days after one of the deadliest earthquakes in the region left more than 2,000 dead
ZINDA JAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Clinging to hope that finding survivors was still possible, Afghan rescuers and villagers kept digging through rubble in western Herat province on Tuesday, three days after one of the deadliest earthquakes in the region left more than 2,000 dead.
Elsewhere in Herat, people were digging graves for loved ones killed in Saturday’s 6.3 magnitude quake. On a barren field in the district of Zinda Jan, a bulldozer removed mounds of earth to clear space for a long row of graves.
“It is very difficult to find a family member from a destroyed house and a few minutes to later bury him or her in a nearby grave, again under the ground,” said Mir Agha, from the city of Herat, who had joined hundreds of volunteers to help the locals.
Across kilometers (miles) of dusty hills, there was little left of villages besides rubble and funerals.