At least 20 dead and more than 300 injured after earthquake in southern Pakistan

More than 300 injured after earthquake hit southern Pakistan

at least Twenty people were killed and more than 300 injured after the earthquake in southern Pakistan Thursday morning. The emergency management authorities reported.

“in between 15 and 20 people have died so far. “The number could go up,” he said. France Press agency Head of Disaster Management Authority of Balochistan Province, a city in the south of the country.

many victims He died when the roofs and walls of buildings and houses collapsed, Sohail Anwar Hashemi, a senior official in the provincial government, said.

He was among the dead woman and six childrenAdded powers.

Many of the injured in serious condition were taken to hospitals for treatment (Image: Reuters)
Many of the injured in serious condition were taken to hospitals for treatment (Image: Reuters)

The US Geological Survey reported that The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.7 and occurred around 3 a.m. (local time) at a depth of about 20 km.

telluric motion It also affected the cities of Quetta, Sibi, Bichin, Saifullah Castle, Shaman, Ziyarat and Job, Although the epicenter is located near Harnai at a depth of 15 kilometers, according to information from the country’s seismological center, it collects Jio TV.

Local authorities reported the destruction of several buildings. They fear that its inhabitants are trapped under the rubble.

In addition to, More than fifty people were injured Many of them were taken to hospitals in serious condition.

Balochistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) The rescue teams were distributed to the evacuation in the affected areas, The county interior minister, Xiola Langu, reported that there were many people trapped in the collapsed buildings.

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(With information from AFP and Europa Press)

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