At least 9 people have been killed and 46 injured in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to the earthquake that hit Pakistan on Tuesday night.
According to PDMA, the provincial agency for dealing with natural disasters in Pakistan, nine people have died as a result of earthquake accidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to PDMA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 44 people were injured as a result of various accidents. According to reports so far, 19 houses have been partially damaged across the province.
Earthquake tremors were felt in different cities of Islamabad, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan on Tuesday night.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 6.8 on the Richter scale.
According to the statement, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan. The Meteorological Department said that the depth of the earthquake was 180 km.
According to reporters of Urdu News, earthquake shocks have been felt in various cities of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, including Islamabad.
Earthquake tremors were also felt in Peshawar, Kohat, Swabi, Lahore, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Lodhran, DG Khan, Mianwali, Khanewal, Toba Tek Singh, Para Chinar, Kirk and other cities and towns.
On the other hand, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) says that two people have died as a result of earthquake accidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while six people have been injured as a result of various accidents.
The spokesman says that according to the reports so far, eight houses have been partially damaged across the province.
Reports of collapsed buildings and dozens of injuries have been received from Upper Swat, Dir and Swabi. According to reports, buildings and roads have been damaged by the earthquake in Upper Swat. There are reports of houses collapsing in different areas.
On the other hand, Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) says that PDMA has received preliminary reports from more than 18 districts of Punjab. A PDMA spokesperson says that no loss of life or property has been reported from these districts. According to the spokesman, there have been reports of cracks in high-rise buildings in Rawalpindi, after which rescue teams have been dispatched to evacuate the affected buildings.
The spokesman said that the Rawalpindi control room received calls from five different locations about five people unconscious due to the earthquake, and one person jumping from a window at one location, prompting nearby ambulances to reach the spot. ,.
“The patients are being shifted to the hospital after providing first aid.”
According to the representative of the news organization AFP, “People in Rawalpindi came out of their houses reciting the Holy Quran.”