Earthquake jolts Indian sub-continent again
A massive earthquake measuring 7.5 on richter scale jolted north India, with panic-stricken people rushing out of houses and buildings that shook during the temblor lasting almost a minute.
News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 October 2015, 02:46:40 PM
Massive earthquake jolts North India
The earthquake epicentred in the Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan struck at around 2.40 PM, sending ripples across Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.
Over 300 people are confirmed to have been killed a day after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Pakistan and Afghanistan as rescuers scrambled to deliver relief aid to victims.
The death toll in the quake - the strongest in 10 years - in Pakistan has now risen to 237 from the earlier figure of 228 which included 214 dead in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), 5 in Punjab, and 9 in PoK, local media reports said.
The initial quake struck at 2:09 pm yesterday and was followed by seven aftershocks, measuring as high as magnitude 4.8, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said at least 1,620 people have been injured across Pakistan.
Thousands spent the night outdoors in near-freezing temperatures reluctant to go back inside for fear of aftershocks, Pakistani media reported.
In Afghanistan, over 90 people have been killed and 300 injured so far as the death toll is expected to rise.