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At least 311 dead as earthquake devastates south Asia

A powerful earthquake struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors also felt in Pakistan and India.

Rescue workers say at least 311 people have died across Pakistan and Afghanistan following the 7.5-magnitude quake.

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12 Afghan schoolgirls killed fleeing earthquake

Twelve schoolgirls have been killed in the Afghanistan city of Taloqan trying to escape the powerful earthquake that struck the region, a disaster official has said.

"They fell under the feet of other students," said Abdul Razaq Zinda, provincial head of the Afghan National Disaster Management Agency, who reported heavy damage in the Takhar region.

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