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Afghanistan quake: Rescuers struggling to reach survivors in Paktika

BBC Heavy rain, threadbare resources and rugged terrain are hampering rescuers in south-east Afghanistan, where a powerful earthquake is reported to have killed more than 1,000 people. Unknown numbers were buried in the rubble of ruined, often mud-built homes by the magnitude 6.1 earthquake. Afghanistan's health system was facing near collapse even before the disaster. The Taliban authorities have called...