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Modi expresses grief over earthquake losses in Pakistan

Anum RizwanWeb Editor

26th Sep, 2019. 03:28 pm
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Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has expressed condolences over the huge loss of lives due to earthquake in Pakistan.

Indian media sources revealed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief to the deceased families. He has also prayed for the fast recovery of the injured people.

Given that, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake on Thursday had shaken parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi.

According to National Seismic Monitoring Center, the epicenter of the quake that sent people scurrying into streets was in Hindukush region and it struck at the depth of 251 kilometers.

The tremors were felt in Peshawar, Hazara Division, Mardan, North Waziristan, Shangla and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to the sources, the quake also jolted federal capital and Rawalpindi.

The death toll had risen to 30 in the quake-affected areas, whereas, locals had reported aftershocks in Azad Jammu & Kashmir after a magnitude over 5.8 earthquake hit Azad Kashmir and areas in Punjab province yesterday.

According to details, at least 30 people had lost their lives and more than 450 sustained severe injuries, who are undergoing treatments in different Hospitals.

Prime Minister AJ&K said that emergency had been imposed in the state after the earthquake jolted the area and rescue operation was continued to save lives and properties of the people.

He directed the concerned departments to provide immediate support in the ongoing relief and rescue activities in the quake-hit areas.

He instructed the doctors after consoling the victims of earthquake.

According to the District management, injured are under-treatment at DHQ Mirpur and DHQ Mandan.

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