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Normalcy restoration continues in earth quack effected areas


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

26th Sep, 2019. 02:05 pm
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The reconstruction and rehabilitation work continues in earthquake effected areas.

On 24 September earthquake jolted Pakistan leaving 39 people dead and more than 600 injured. Earth quick further damaged dozens of home, shops and buildings in the mountainous region.

The earthquake also affects the mental health and emotional health of people. According to research survivors of the earthquake need immediate psychological therapy.

The strong earthquake of 5.8-magnitude brought disasters to different parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

The quake hit some urban and rural parts of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) including Muzaffarabad, Kotli and many other scattered places.

The reports from AJK’s Mirpur stated that deep cracks emerged on roads near Jatlan Canal situated in Upper Jhelum and several cars were overturned into it.

The AJK information minister told media that the concerned authorities have taken immediate measures for providing relief to the affected people besides analyzing the damages and casualty rate following the strong earthquake.

Chairman NDMA Muhammad Afzal said that 14-kilometer road in Jatlan was badly affected by the quake, adding that the machinery of Pakistan Army was working to repair the road which will be opened for light traffic by tomorrow evening.

The NDMA chairman said the quake victims are being provided with tents, blankets and food items including flour, sugar, ghee and rice.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has visited the earthquake-affected areas of Azad Kashmir, ISPR reported.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS also reviewed the ongoing damage repair efforts at Jatlan Canal Road.

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