Several killed as earthquake hits western Afghanistan

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Kabul: At least 26 people have been killed after an earthquake hit western Afghanistan, an official said.

The victims died when roofs of their houses collapsed on Monday in Qadis district in the western province of Badghis, spokesman for the province Baz Mohammad Sarwary told news agencies.

The shallow earthquake was magnitude 5.3, according to the US Geological Survey.

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