At least At least 20 people were killed and more than 200 injured in an earthquake in southern Pakistan on Thursday morning. Emergency management officials said.
“In the middle So far 15 and 20 people have died. The number could go up, “he said AFP Chairman of the Disaster Management Authority of Balochistan Province in the south of the country.
Many of the victims Roofs and walls of buildings and houses collapsed, Said Suhail Anwar Hashmi, senior official of the provincial government.
Include the dead A girl and six childrenOfficers added.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported The quake measured 5.7 on the Richter scale and occurred at a depth of about 20 km at 3 am (local time)..
Tellurik movement It also affected the cities of Quetta, CB, Pishin, Kila Saifulle, Saman, Ziarat and Job. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Geo TV.
Local officials said several buildings were destroyed. They fear that its people are trapped in the rubble.
In addition, More than fifty people were injured And many of them have been transferred to hospitals in critical condition.
Balochistan Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Distributed to evacuate rescue teams to affected areas. The province’s interior minister, Jiawu Lango, warned that many were trapped in the collapsed buildings.
(With AFP and Europa Press information)