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AJK Earthquake: Pak Navy distributes relief goods among quake victims


Arif Mehmood Bureau Head

08th Oct, 2019. 01:10 pm
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Pakistan Navy distributes relief goods among quake victims in Azad Kashmir

Pakistan Navy has distributed relief goods among the quake victims in Azad Kashmir here on Tuesday.

According to the spokesperson Pakistan Navy, relief items including tents, warm clothes and ration were distributed amongst the affected people in Dhok Jarar and Dhok Gujjar.

Spokesperson added that Pakistan Navy also established a free medical camp in Sindh’s Jatti where doctors examined around 1800 patients including women and children.

Reportedly, Aga Khan Hospital assisted in the establishment of medical camps.

On September 24, an earthquake of magnitude 5.8 jolted parts of Islamabad, Punjab, KPK and adjoining areas resulting in 38 casualties and injuring more than 600 people.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers with its epicenter lying 1km southeast of Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

So far at least 19 people died and more than 300 others were injured.

According to the details, tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Jhelum, Charsadda, Swat, Khyber, Abbottabad, Bajaur, Nowshera, Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar and Kohistan.

According to Deputy Commissioner AJK Raja Qaiser, emergency was imposed in hospitals to tackle the situation.

He further said that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) were engaged in rescue operations and gathering data on the damage done.

According to DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj General Asif Ghafoor, Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed army troops to fully participate in rescue activities due to the earthquake in AJK and other affected areas.

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