Earthquake in Pakistan: 30 died with over 450 injured

The death number rose to 40 while more than 460 reported injured after a  5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province yesterday.

Today morning, aftershocks were felt in the Kashmiri city of Mirpur, and in other cities of the KP province and AJK.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake center at the depth of 10 kilometres with the epicentre lying 1.km south-east of Mirpur in Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Near Mirpur Azad Kashmir, roads were completely damaged and vehicles overturned by the tremors while bridges, mobile phone towers, and electricity poles were also badly damaged in the melee.

Following the quake, tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Murree, Jhelum, Charsadda, Swat, Khyber Agency, Abbottabad, Bajaur, Nowshera, Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar and Kohistan.

AJK Deputy Commissioner on Tuesday said that emergency has been imposed in the hospitals.

 

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