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Afghanistan Earthquake Aid Begins to Arrive for Survivors


GAYAN, Afghanistan—Emergency aid has started to arrive in eastern Afghanistan, the area hit worst by an earthquake this week that killed at least 1,000 people, as the Taliban government raced to get the recovery effort under way.

Nayib Khan lost 16 members of his family when their homes collapsed on top of them in Gayan, in Paktika province near the border with Pakistan, when the quake struck at around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. “I suddenly woke up and felt the land sliding,” said Mr. Khan, 35 years old. “I stood up to run when suddenly the house collapsed and I heard my family members screaming.”

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