Strong Earthquake Jolts Cities of Pakistan

A strong earthquake jolted several cities in the northern parts of the Pakistan, including Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore on Tuesday afternoon.

According to initial reports, the magnitude of the earthquake was measured at 5.8. While  the epicenter of the earthquake was the Pothohar region of Jehlum, with a depth of 10 kilometers.

Severe damages to residential and commercial buildings as well as to the roads and  vehicles  has been reported from different cities.

A building in Mirpur city of Azad Kashmir collapsed. At least  50 people  including  women and children got injured in the city  .

The tremors lasted for 8-10 seconds but were felt strongly in  Islamabad, Rawalpindi,Murree, Jhelum, Charsadda, Swat, Khyber, Abbottabad, Bajaur, Nowshera, Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar and Kohitan,

The earthquake sent people racing out of buildings and offices in cities across the country. They were praying and reciting verses from the Holy Quran.

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