Severe earthquake in various cities including Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad


Severe earthquake in various cities including Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad

Severe earthquake was felt on Tuesday afternoon in northern parts of Pakistan, including Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Earthquake tremors were felt in Mirpur, Bhimber, Kotli, Bagh, Rawalkot, Hatti and Neelam Valley areas of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. According to the United States Geological Survey of the United States Geological Survey and the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.8 while its center was 5 km away from Jhelum city in Punjab.

According to SSP Mirpur Irfan Saleem, four people have been killed so far, including a girl. According to him, the number of injured is close to fifty, which is likely to increase. Speaking to Geo News, a local TV channel, Lt. Gen. Mohammad Afzal, chairman of the disaster management agency, said at least one child was killed and 50 were injured. According to the investigator Mirza Aurangzeb, the police say that the road leading to Jalan along Upper Jhelum canal was broken and a bridge near Afzalpur fell. ” Was kilometers. According to PDMA in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PDMA control room has not yet received any reports of earthquake shocks in various districts.

Pakistani Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said in his tweet, “The army chief has ordered relief operations to cut the civil administration.” Soldiers equipped with air and medical facilities have been dispatched. ‘

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