20 killed in Afghanistan quake (Lead)

April 17th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Kabul, April 17 (DPA) At least 20 people were killed in an earthquake that hit Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province early Friday, officials said.
The earthquake, with magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale, had its epicentre in Nangarhar, about 80 km east of Kabul, said Shersad Hamras, the director of Afghanistan’s disaster control office.

About 50 people were injured by collapsing buildings, he added.

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