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Afghanistan wishes speedy recovery to quake victims

Afghanistan wishes speedy recovery to quake victims
Dozens killed, over 800 injured in powerful earthquake that hit Turkey

By Shadi Khan Saif

KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) - Afghanistan on Saturday expressed deep sorrow at the loss of lives in the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Greece.

In a tweet, Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar said: "Deeply saddened by the earthquake devastation in Turkey and Greece. I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to my colleagues @MevlutCavusoglu & @NikosDendias & to the people of Turkey and Greece for the lives lost. Wish a swift recovery for the injured and the affected."

Dozens of people were killed and more than 800 injured in Turkey in the magnitude-6.6 earthquake.

On Friday, the Afghan Foreign Ministry sent condolences to the people and government of Turkey.

"Our thoughts are with #Turkey & #Greece today for the lives lost, injuries sustained and infrastructure damage due to the devastating earthquake. As a country prone to quakes Afghanistan feels your pain and stands by you@MFATurkey @GreeceMFA," according to a statement released on Twitter.

source: News Feed
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