A powerful earthquake has killed at least 250 people and left scores injured in Afghanistan, a local official has told the BBC.
Pictures shared on social media showed people on stretchers, rubble and ruined homes in Paktika province.
A local government official told the BBC the death toll of more than 250 was likely to rise, and that more than 150 others had been injured.
The quake struck about 44km (27 miles) from the south-eastern city of Khost.
“Unfortunately, last night there was a severe earthquake in four districts of Paktika province, which killed and injured hundreds of our countrymen and destroyed dozens of houses,” government spokesman Bilal Karimi tweeted.