Islamabad: A minor girl was killed and 50 others including women and children were injured in Azad Kashmir's Mirpur area following the collapse of a roof of a building after a moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked parts of Pakistan and other countries in the region on Monday.
Soon after the roof of a building collapsed in Mirpur, rescue officials reached the spot and shifted the wounded people to local hospitals for medical assistance. The injured include women and children. Panic gripped among the citizens as people were seen running out to open areas after the quake.
The quake, which was also felt in India, struck five kilometer north of Jhelum, while its depth was recorded as 10 kilometers. The jolts of the earthquake were felt in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad Capital Territory and other adjoining areas.
Sheikhupura, Hafizabad, Chiniot, Jalalpur, Bajaur, Mirpur, Zafarwal, Skardu, Manga Mandi, Kohat, Charsadda, Kamoke, Kasur, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Daska, Gujrat, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Chitral, Malakand, Multan, Shangla, Okara, Nowshera, Attock, Jhang were among the places which were rattled by the earthquake.
The tremors were also felt Daska, Faisalabad, Chiniot, Mansehra, Batagram, Torghar, Mirpur (Azad Kashmir) Bhimber, Jhelum, and Mandi Bahauddin. According to Indian media, the tremors were also felt in New Delhi, Chandigarh as well as occupied Kashmir recording at 5.8 magnitude.