Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
“Catastrophic calamities are coming upon the earth, not one of these days in the distant future, but soon—now! Torrential rains, unsettling weather patterns, violent storms, floods, famines, droughts, earthquakes increasing in frequency and intensity, volcanic eruptions, and a host of other signs of the times Jesus told us to watch for are happening now.”
-Jim Bakker in “Prosperity and the Coming Apocalypse”
The numbers of deaths are expected to rise as more reports come in from areas in Afghanistan devastated by a pair of weekend earthquakes. The 5.4 and 5.7 quakes were located a few miles apart and struck within a minute of each other on Monday morning. Landslides buried or destroyed at least 20 village homes.
Three deaths have been confirmed but others are feared to have been buried in the landslides.
The BBC reported most of the homes were buried when part of a mountain fell into a valley in the Hindu Kush range.
“The mountain was big and houses were made out of mud,” a security official told the BBC. “You can imagine the devastating impact.”
The quake hit many remote areas in the country making it difficult for emergency vehicles and personnel to reach those impacted by the disaster.