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11 Dead, Over 100 Inured After 6.5 Magnitude Quake Hits Pakistan And Afghanistan

On Tuesday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 hit Pakistan and Afghanistan, sending terrified citizens fleeing from their homes and places of business. According to the Associated Press, at least 11 people perished in Afghanistan and Pakistan. A spokesman for Pakistan’s emergency services reported that more than 100 patients were taken to clinics in the Swat valley area.

The spokesperson said, “These terrified individuals collapsed, and some of them collapsed because of the shock of the earthquake.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Afghanistan.

According to the Associated Press, it caused landslides in some of the mountainous regions and was also felt in neighboring Tajikistan.

According to Pakistani media accounts, some apartment buildings in Islamabad have developed cracks.

At least two people perished and about 20 others sustained injuries, according to Taliban spokesman Sharafat Zaman Amar, who was assigned to represent the public health ministry.

Because the earthquake was so strong, he said, “Unfortunately, there could be more casualties, in most parts of the country.”

The magnitude 6.5 earthquake’s epicenter was located 40 kilometers (25 miles) south-southeast of Jurm in Afghanistan’s mountainous Hindukush area, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

According to USGS, the earthquake occurred 188 kilometers (116 miles) beneath the Earth’s surface in an area that borders Pakistan and Tajikistan.

Shahbaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan, stated that he had instructed emergency management personnel to exercise caution in the event of an emergency following the earthquake.

The Taliban’s spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, tweeted that all medical facilities were prepared.

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