Kabul:

More than 130 people have died due to the terrible earthquake in Afghanistan.

The magnitude of the earthquake is said to be 6.1 magnitude.

The news agency Reuters is quoted as saying that 130 people have died due to the Touvar earthquake in Afghanistan.

Agencies have reached the spot for relief and rescue work.

The work of rescuing people and taking the injured to the hospital is going on. 

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook parts of densely populated Afghanistan and Pakistan early Wednesday.

Afghan officials said casualties were feared.

According to the USGS, the quake occurred at a depth of 51 km, about 44 km (27 mi) from the city of Khost in southeastern Afghanistan.

The head of the Taliban administration's ministry of natural disasters, Mohammad Naseem Haqqani, said he would give an update after completing further investigations.