Northern Afghanistan has been hit by a powerful earthquake today. The earthquake also parts of India as well as Pakistan today. The earthquake was centered in the Hindu Kush region.
Reports indicate that 180 people lost their lives in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake, with 19 people reportedly injured.
Al Jazeera reports that 12 schoolgirls were killed in a stampede in the Afghan village of Takhar, with 25 others injured.