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Powerful earthquake rocks southern Asia, 70 dead

Update : 2015-10-26 19:28:55
Powerful earthquake rocks southern Asia, 70 dead

It tried to flee their school collapsed, crushed to death in a stampede, including 12 Afghan girls, on Monday rocked South Asia as a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 70 people.

Earthquake rocked a swathe of the continent as thousands of people afraid to Afghanistan, Pakistan and rushed into the streets in India.

The north near Jurm in Afghanistan's capital Kabul was centered at a depth of 213.5 kilometers and 250 kilometers (160 miles), the US Geological Survey said.

That the earthquake was much smaller, but the earthquake, more than 75,000 people have been killed and some 3.5 million more tracks, in October 2005, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck the site is only a few hundred kilometers.

The death toll in Pakistan heavily hit, reducing the building's rubble rose sharply Monday amid reports.

Very bad news, at least 12 schools in a northern Afghan province of being trampled to death emerged.

"The students started a stampede, Taluqan school building in the city (capital of Thakar) rushed to escape," Thakar said the Education Department's main Enayat Naweed.

Separately, in Nangrahar province bordering Pakistan, six people were killed and 69 were injured, Najib Kamawal, told the head of the local public hospital.
Srinagar, October 26, 2015 in north-eastern Afghanistan on Monday following an earthquake measuring magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the empty building, standing on a street after, the US Geological Survey in India and Pakistan that it was felt tremors sending, he said. Photo: Reuters

At least 28 people in Pakistan's northern tribal region, 20 in the West, in Pakistani Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan in three and one was known to have died, the various official said.

At least one minute, Kabul, Islamabad and shook buildings in Delhi.

At least one aftershock USGS 4.8 'and put its magnitude, struck shortly after.

On its website in a statistical prediction, Agency of the damage caused by the possibility of several million dollars' worth of between 100 and 1000 people in the rising number of casualties in a one-third chance was there, he said .

Rescue effort hit the region's already-weak infrastructure, lack of communication was being complicated.

Bidar, Gul Mohammad, deputy governor of Badakhshan in Afghanistan, told AFP bottom line and it was difficult to reach stricken communities.

(Faizabad) buildings have been damaged and are probably killed - "The earthquake was very powerful. We assess the scale of the disaster capital of Faizabad has sent a team around."

Pakistan's army and mobilize all military hospital have been put on high alert, army spokesman Deputy General Asim Bajwa special earthquake rescue for the use of machinery and military helicopters were demiana said.

Pakistan Air Force is offering full support to the National Disaster Management Authority.

Arbab Mohammad Asim, Pakistan's north-western city of Peshawar, the mayor of the district, more than 100 people had been wounded there, he said.

"Many houses in the city and building collapse," he said.

Dr. Muhammad Sadiq, a state-run hospital in Peshawar, the head of emergency services in the injured were still being brought in.

"Some are still under the rubble," said Sadiq.

Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah, CEO of damage and injury reports were coming in from the north, he said.

"Disaster officials met within hours and to respond to the need," he tweeted.

Traffic to prevent earthquake fears as they wait for people to get out of his car, came to a stop in downtown Kabul.

As shook buildings across northern India, hundreds of office blocks, hospitals and poured it on the road from the house.

Delhi Metro stop during an earthquake ground airport continued operating.

Cellphone network down nervous residents the building is empty and the children out of school in the main city of Srinagar were seen huddling together, were in the region of Kashmir.

"Some bridges and building damage. So far there are no reports of loss of life. Cellphone network is down, we use our wireless network to gather information," Kashmir, Javid Gilani Police Inspector-General, said.

Several buildings badly danger of collapse during an earthquake, heightening, a year in Kashmir were damaged during heavy flooding.

Indian Prime Minister immediately took to Twitter after the quake.

"The tremors were felt in parts of India in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region heard about the strong earthquake. I pray for the safety of everyone," he wrote.
A powerful earthquake of October 26, 2015 at the photos hit this area in the Afghan province of Panjshir residents Bazarak inspect a damaged house in the district: AFP

"I have asked for an urgent assessment and we need including Afghanistan and Pakistan, where stand ready to assist."

Afghanistan often, especially the Eurasian and Indian Tectonic plates, which lies near the junction of the Hindu Kush mountain range, has been hit by an earthquake.

South Asia earthquake between two Tectonic Plates occur along a major fault line - one in Europe and Asia to India, per year against the other two centimeters (0.8 inches) at the rate of pushing north and east .

Twin earthquakes in May in Nepal, has dropped more than 8.900 people were killed and destroyed five million homes.

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