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Monday, 26 October 2015

More than 100 dead in Afghan 7.5 Magnitude earthquake

More than 100 were reportedly killed as powerful earthquake hits northeast Afghanistan on Monday triggering landslides, building collapse, stampedes and panic from Central Asia to India.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey who reported the earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 and was centered in the Hindu Kush mountains, 158 miles north-northeast of Kabul the capital of Afghanistan.

The Pakistani military said 123 people were killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and nearly 1,000 injured. Landslides blocked the high-altitude Karakoram Highway, which connects China and Pakistan, in several places and military teams were busy trying to open the road, said Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa, the Pakistani army spokesman.

Pakistani quick-reaction units had reached some of the hardest hit districts in the province and begun rescue operations, Bajwa said. The army chief of staff, Gen. Raheel Sharif, ordered “all resources” to be sent to the affected areas.

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Source: LATimes


  1. nigerians are lucky we hardly experience any of these deadly Natural disaster


  2. This is really sad! May the souls of the departed rest in peace


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