Rescuers in northern Afghanistan are frantically working to pull survivors from the rubble of two earthquakes and subsequent landslide that buried more than 20 houses in Baghlan province on Monday morning. Officials confirmed that two women’s dead bodies have been retrieved from the landslide, while the U.N. confirmed another death as well as destruction of houses across five districts in the remote, mountainous region. Two earthquakes, measuring a magnitude of 5.4 and 5.7, respectively, hit the region early Monday morning, and both were felt as far away as Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital. Rescue workers are begging for bulldozers and other equipment in order to get beneath the rubble, and the U.N. confirmed it’s working with local officials but would not disclose further details.
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