Monday, October 26, 2015

Earthquake rattles Afghanistan, Pakistan, North India

Earthquake rattles Afghanistan,
 Pakistan, North India

New Delhi/Lahore/ Kabul: A strong earthquake rocked North India, Pakistan & Afghanistan killing atleast 180 persons and injuring hundreds.

According to reports the epicentre of the earthquake was in Hindukush Mountain region in north Afghanistan and has been clocked at 7.5 on the Richter scale.

People ran out of buildings as earthquake jolted in many parts of India including Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Uttara Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Reports from Pakistan say that at least 180 people died in earth quake. Several building fell and several developed cracks. In Afghanistan more than 12 children died in stampede in a school after earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 and occurred at a depth of 212 kilometers (130 miles) with its epicentre in the Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan. It struck at around 2.40 PM, sending ripples across several states like Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, the National Capital Region (NCR), Punjab, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan

Rescue official Latifir Rehman says 21 people were killed and 200 were injured in various parts of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Monday’s earthquake. Another official, Fiaz Khan, says at least 8 people were killed and 70 injured in the Bajur tribal region bordering Afghanistan. 

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