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Natural disasters

Afghanistan earthquake leaves homeless waiting for uncertain relief

Taliban say they are working around the clock but need more international aid

Afghan men search for survivors June 23 in the debris of a Paktika Province house destroyed by an earthquake.   © Reuters

KABUL -- When the first tremors of Wednesday's deadly earthquake shook Afghanistan, 26-year-old Sabir ran out into the night.

"I rushed out of the house, and within minutes another quake came that lasted longer," said Sabir, who lives in Khost Province, several hundred kilometers from the epicenter. "A lot of houses were destroyed that night, and many people were buried under the rubble."

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