NC President saddened by Afghan quake

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala today said that he was deeply saddened by the news of earthquake that caused huge destruction and left hundreds of people homeless and injured.

Koirala has expressed his sadness over the disastrous earthquake that hit Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and neighbouring countries, according to party's Chief Secretary Rishikesh Tiwari.

The NC also expressed deep condolence to the families of the victims who lost their life to the tremor.

The quake was 196 km (120 miles) deep and centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range.