6.5 Magnitudo Quake Hits Pakistan & Afghanistan, 13 Dead

N/A • 23 March 2023 00:02

At least thirteen people are reportedly killed in a magnitude 6,5 earthquake that struck much of Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan. 
A spokesman for Pakistan's emergency services, Bilal Faizi, says more than 2.000 people were brought to hospitals in the Swat Valley and elsewhere in the region of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in a state of shock.
The powerful tremors sent many people fleeing their homes and offices in Pakistan's Capital of Islamabad and media reports suggested cracks had appeared in some apartment buildings in the city. 
In Afghanistan, Taliban appointed spokesman for the public health ministry, Sharafat Zaman Amar, says so far at least two people died and around twenty others were injured in the earthquake in Afghanistan.
He added that there could be more casualties as the quake was so powerful in most parts of the country. 
(Christine Sheptiany)