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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

The number of victims of 5.8 magnitude earthquake in northeastern Pakistan on Tuesday increased to 22 with more than 300 injured, said a senior police official.

Television footage shows several vehicles trapped in a large crack in the road as well as a truck and bus.

“At least 22 people were killed and more than 300 were injured”, Sardar Gulfaraz, Deputy Inspector General of Police in Mirpur said.

“The situation is under control”, National Disaster Management Authority Chairman Lieutenant General Mohammad Afzal said.

Infrastructure in this area has been destroyed,” said Azad Kashmir’s Prime Minister, Sardar Farooq Haider Khan.

According to Naeem Chughtai, a resident of Mirpur, who lives near the hospital, many roads, telecommunication towers destroyed after the earthquake including power outages in the area.

The earthquake was centered between Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and was felt as far away as New Delhi.

Social media reports illustrated the scope of the destruction following the temblor including damaged buildings and massive cracks in roadways that swallowed automobiles across northern Pakistan.

The Pakistan military has been mobilized to conduct immediate rescue operations.

Read also: New study can protect cities in active earthquake zones

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

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