Quetta: A devastating earthquake shook Pakistan on Thursday morning The magnitude of the earthquake was 5.6 on the Richter scale The quake shook parts of southern Pakistan’s Balochistan province At least 15-20 people have been killed, according to AFP However, the death toll is expected to rise further (5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Pakistan) 6
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The epicenter was reported 102 km northeast of Quetta, Pakistan. At dawn, when everyone is fast asleep, there is an earthquake The roof and walls of the house collapsed The locals were the first to get involved in the rescue operation Multiple houses collapsed and several houses were reported to have cracks “We have received reports that at least 20 people have been killed in the quake,” said Mir Zia Ullah Langau, Pakistan’s interior minister. The rescue operation is underway. “
The epicenter was reported below the epicenter, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the epicenter, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Aftershocks may have an effect in the next few hours
The worst-hit area was Harnai, a mountainous town in Balochistan province. Electricity and mobile phone services were also disrupted
The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.8. The quake was also felt in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province
Lack of paved roads, electricity and mobile coverage has further hampered the rescue efforts. The quake also cut off power to the area. As a result, health workers work in government hospitals without any light till dawn.