Newshub18 :The picture of the Afghan child viral who lost his relatives in the earthquake
A picture of a three-year-old Afghan child standing in front of a house destroyed by an earthquake has spread widely on social media.More than a thousand people have been killed in a devastating earthquake in Afghanistan’s Paktia province on June 22. Thousands more were injuredMany people have reacted to the picture of the child posted on Twitter by Afghan journalist Syed Jirmal Hashemi. Many have come forward for help.
More than four and a half lakh people have responded to the picture of the girl child posted on Twitter. More than 72,000 users retweeted the tweet.
Journalist Hashemi posted the picture and wrote, ‘Perhaps no one else in the child’s family has survived. All his family members died in the quake. Local residents also say they cannot find anyone alive in the child’s family. Looking at the baby, I thought it could be a maximum of three years. ‘
The 5.9-magnitude quake, which claimed thousands of lives, destroyed thousands of homes. Hashemi is raising funds for the victims. The quake was felt not only in the eastern province of Paktia in Afghanistan but also in India and Pakistan, an area of 500 km from its source