Rescuers are digging for survivors of a powerful earthquake that flattened whole villages in Afghanistan, killing more than 1,000 people.
The 6.3-magnitude quake struck Saturday morning in Herat province, a barren landscape dotted with mud-brick homes, Ednews informs referring to BBC.
Villagers are still using shovels and bare hands to search for more than 500 people missing, the UN says.
Aid, delayed by blocked routes and communication lines being down, only started to trickle in on Monday.
The quake hit Zindajan, a rural district some 40km from Herat city, where "100% of homes are estimated to have been completely destroyed," according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).