Footage shows that the village is destroyed completely.
TOLOnews reached out to Naib Rafi village in Zindajan district of Herat, which is the most affected from a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that left over 2,400 people dead and over 2,000 injured.
Some victims lost all their family members. Footage shows that the village is destroyed completely.
The residents said that 80 percent of the population of the village lost their lives in the earthquake.
“The people here are stranded under wreckage. The people of other districts came here to help. All the people have been eliminated,” said Abdul Wali, a resident of Zindajan district.
“Three shepherds were working here while the [earthquake] destroyed them. When they came back here, no one was alive, they were all under ruins,” said Abdul Hamid.
Mohammad lost eight members of his family in the earthquake. Mohammad is working as a shepherd and he was in the desert when the earthquake happened.
“My father, mother, sisters and brothers as well as my sister with her children, all of them were here. I don’t know the rest and I was shepherding.”
People gathered from all over Herat to the village to rescue the stranded people.
“Many brothers have come here to provide help, some of them provided food and water and some like me helped drag stranded people out of the wreckage,” said Habibullah, a resident.
The earthquake has affected at least 14 villages in Zindajan, leaving behind almost every house destroyed. The houses in the villages are made of mud in the traditional way.