Earthquake in Pakistan: A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Pakistan on Tuesday, killing two people and injuring six in Islamabad. Although this figure may also increase. About 3 hours after the earthquake, the death of two people could be confirmed.
Significantly, tremors from the earthquake were felt in parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India on Tuesday night. The epicenter of the earthquake was the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, while its depth was 180 km.
A large number of houses were also damaged.
An interim report from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Authority said two people were killed and six injured in incidents involving roofs, walls and houses collapsing, while eight houses were partially destroyed in the province, Dawn reported. Swat District Police Officer Shafiullah Gandapur told Dawn.com that two people were killed in the district while 150 people were injured and taken to Saidu Teaching Hospital for treatment. Although officially the number of injured could not be confirmed. The Express Tribune newspaper reported that stampedes were reported in the markets of Rawalpindi at the time of the quake.
Emergency declared in hospitals in Pakistan
According to Pakistan’s Associated Press, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has called on disaster management officials to be vigilant to deal with any situation. On instructions from the Minister of Health, Abdul Qadir Patel, an emergency has been declared in hospitals in the capital.
Strong tremors in these areas.
According to initial reports, tremors were felt in several cities including Islamabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Lahore and Rawalpindi. According to local media, strong tremors were also felt in the areas of Gujranwala, Gujarat, Sialkot, Kot Momin, Madh Ranjha, Chakwal, Kohat and Gilgit-Baltistan.
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