Today, Thursday, the Al-Arabiya correspondent in Pakistan reported that at least 20 people were killed and more than 300 were injured after a violent earthquake hit the south of the country, while landslides were reported in mountain due to the earthquake, in amid an alert from authorities to residents of affected areas of the possibility of ebb tremors;
A violent earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck southern Pakistan at dawn on Thursday, causing dozens of deaths and injuries, most of them women and children. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.7 and that it occurred at a depth of 20 km and its epicenter was 102 km east of Quetta, and was warned by residents of this cities and many cities and towns in the region.
The earthquake, according to i media local, caused severe damage. Our correspondent said Harnai province was hit hardest by the earthquake, adding that the Pakistani army was in alert to help the wounded and afflicted. Rescue officials said most of the dead were women and children.
More than 100 mud houses collapsed and a large number of other buildings were damaged, including government buildings. Sohail Anwar, Deputy Commissioner of Harnai City, told Reuters that hundreds of people are now homeless.
Rescue officials said most of the dead were women and children.
The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center confirmed that the earthquake occurred at 22:01 GMT.
Zaher Tarin, an official at Harnai General Hospital, told...
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