Peshawar: 9 people have been killed and hundreds injured so far in the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country yesterday.
The tremors of the earthquake were felt in various countries of South Asia, including the three provinces of Pakistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. The earthquake struck at 9:47 p.m., with tremors already felt.
The Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was the most affected by the earthquake, where relief work is also underway. The epicenter of the earthquake was the Hindu Kush mountain in Afghanistan and its depth was 180 km.
The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued a report on the damage caused by the earthquake. According to the report, 20 houses were partially damaged by the earthquake, while two children and two women were also among the dead.
According to Rescue 1122, a woman was killed and 60 people were injured due to the terrible earthquake in Dirlawir, the injured are being given medical assistance in different hospitals. As a result of the earthquake, roofs and walls of many houses collapsed.
The district administration says that according to reports so far, 5 people have died in Malakand division while 263 people have been injured.
According to hospital sources, 193 injured were taken to Saidu Sharif Hospital where 93 were injured or others fainted from fear, 18 patients are still admitted while others have been discharged. According to reports so far, about 20 houses have been destroyed.
Commissioner Malakand Shahidullah Khan said that all the situations are under control and the damage is being estimated, the hilly areas will also be known by this afternoon. Emergency is in force in all hospitals.