Emergency crews were rushing to bring relief in Afghanistan after an earthquake on Wednesday left at least 1,000 people dead and hundreds more injured.
Many of the victims were children, some were treated for broken bones and head injuries.
A man who gave only the name Habibullah was receiving care at a local hospital.
"The earthquake hit around 2 in the morning. It was too dangerous. We left home immediately. A lot of people were injured."
“地震发生在凌晨2点左右 。太危险了 。我们立刻离开了家 。很多人受了伤 。”
The United States Geological Survey said the 5.9 magnitude quake struck about 27 miles from the southeastern city of Khost, in the eastern province of Paktika, near the border with Pakistan.
It is likely to become the deadliest earthquake in Afghanistan in twenty years.
Shaking was felt by about 119 million people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said on Twitter,
but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in Pakistan.
Loretta Hieber Girardet from the United Nations' disaster risk reduction office said
efforts to provide relief and save people trapped under rubble would face huge challenges due to the terrain, poor infrastructure and recent flooding.
Afghanistan is also grappling with a severe economic crisis.
In response to the Taliban takeover last year, many countries imposed sanctions on Afghanistan's banking sector and cut billions of dollars in development aid.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the United Nations was fully mobilized and providing initial support.