Director General Inter Services Public Relations, Asif Ghafoor has stated that 22 people lost life including an army soldier while 160 people got injured in earthquake as per civil administration record.
According to details, DGISPR has updated the casualties caused by the strong earthquake. In his official statement DGISPR said “Damage assessment based on Ariel and initial physical survey done, 22 people lost life including an army soldier while 160 people got injured as per civil administration record. Three communication bridges near Jatlan damaged. Road Jatlan-Mangla settled at multiple locations rendering it unusable. Medium to minor damages to weak / old structures in Mirpur, Jatlan and Jarikas. No damage to Mangla Dam reported,”
While talking about rescuing operation, he said “Army teams continuing rescue & relief efforts in coordination with other stake holders. Army Engineers teams with equipment employed to undertake immediate repair work on road Jatlan- Mangla and bridges at Jatlan. Doctors and paramedics are providing necessary medical care. CMH mangla and Jhelum made available for all casualties. Rescue effort will continue through night till completion.”
Reportedly, A strong earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, Tuesday shook parts of northern Pakistan, killing at least 22 people.