Earthquake Wreaks Havoc On Pakistan, Kills Five; More Than 50 People Injured

The powerful earthquake that occurred at 4.33 pm on Tuesday evening has caused heavy destruction in Pakistan. According to preliminary reports, five people including a woman were killed and 50 were injured. Roads have been broken in many places. People moved out of their homes. The tremor was felt in several parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces and Islamabad. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of this earthquake was in Mirpur, Jatalan, Ghulam Kashmir. The area is 173 kilometers north-west from Lahore. The earthquake is of 5.8 magnitude at a shallow depth of 10 km. Earlier there was also an earthquake in 2005, which caused heavy destruction. The embankment of Upper Jhelum Canal in Mirpur has been broken.

His water has entered the city. This canal is one of the largest canals in Pakistan. People coming in the way of the canal have been alerted. The scene of destruction in a hospital in Mirpur, Ghulam Kashmir. It has suffered heavy damage to the building. Hospital medicines have fallen down. According to Geo TV, the tremors were felt in Pakistan’s Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murri, Jhelum, Charsadda, Swat, Khyber, Abbottabad, Bajaur, Nowshera, Mansehra, Battagram, Togar and Kohitan. People took to the streets in the affected areas due to the earthquake. There are reports of houses being demolished in many places. Pakistan’s military and administration are involved in rescue operations, but it can be hampered due to nightfall. Prime Minister of Ghulam Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider was visiting Lahore on Tuesday, he has left his tour and has come to Ghulam Kashmir.

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