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20 Killed, 300 Injured In Pak Earthquake

At least 20 civilians have been killed and over 300 injured after a powerful earthquake of 5.8 magnitude struck the Pak Occupied Kashmir (POK) and several surrounding villages in the Punjab province.

The US geological agency, USGS, said that the earthquake showed its impact through 20 kilometres in Mirpur, north of the Jhelum city between POK and Punjab. Several buildings have collapsed and officials are predicting more victims under the debris.

Several main roads developed cracks, sunk down and threw away vehicles and even bridges were destroyed in the quake, causing a severe damage to the city's infrastructure. Pak's disaster management authorities are carrying out relief and rehabilitative measures.

The tremors were felt in Lahore, about 270 km south, and even in parts of the Indian capital of New Delhi (more than 800 km away. There were panic waves in Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana.




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