Nine killed, 44 injured in KP last night earthquake

Nine killed, 44 injured in KP last night quake

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Monday said that nine persons including a minor girl were killed and 44 others sustained injuries after a powerful earthquake jolted parts of the province.

The northwest part of Pakistan was hit by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on Tuesday evening.

The secretary of relief said the injured were given timely first aid by the Rescue 1122 teams and were moved to the hospital. So far 19 houses have been partially damaged due to the earthquake, he added.

The secretary relief said the district administrations, rescue and civil defence authorities have been asked to remain on alert amid the earthquake. The situation is being monitored and masses have been advised to inform any untoward incident at 1122 and 1700.



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