At least 25 dead, several injured in deadly earthquake


ISLAMABAD: The causalities from the deadly earthquake is on the rise as death toll reached to the 25 while hundreds several others injured.
An earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale jolted many parts of Pakistan on Monday afternoon.
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif put Pak-Army on high alert and directed to take part in rescue operation without waiting for any directives.
At least 18 people were reportedly killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that included two from Swat, eight from Upper Dir two from Charsadda, two from Buner and four from Bajaur Agency.
At least 100 injured were shifted to Peshawar hospitals where state of emergency has been already declared. The authorities of the Lady Reading Hospital confirmed that it received 60 injured.
At least 194 injured were brought to Swat’s Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital, which does not have adequate medical facilities.
An eight-year-old child was killed in Kallar Kahar, whereas one casualty was also reported from Kasur after the roof of a house collapsed.
A wall collapsed in Sargodha, killing one and injuring 10 people
The District Chasadda Administration also declared state of emergency in hospitals.
Tremors were felt in Islamabad, R.awalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Shangla, Buner, Lower Dir, Mardan, Swat, Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Swabi, Marda, Lahore, Karachi, Sheikhpura, Gujrat, Khushab, Murree, , Malakand, Sargodha, Nowshera, Bhalwal, Bagh, Rawlakot, Skardu, Gilgit, Chitral and other areas.
Strong tremors were also felt in Kabul and New Delhi
The magnitude 7.6 struck in northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said.
The quake was 196 km deep and centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range.