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Pakistan: 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Balochistan, death toll touches 20 Pakistan Earthquake
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Pakistan: 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Balochistan, death toll touches 20

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Oct 2021, 09:08 am

Quetta: The death toll due to the 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Pakistan's Balochistan region has now touched 20, media reports said on Friday.

The earthquake left 300 people injured.

Aftershocks are still being felt in different areas after the quake. The earliest tremors were felt at 3:20am after which panicked citizens rushed out of their houses, reciting kalimas and verses from the holy Quran, Pakistani news channel Geo News reported.

Relief and rescue activities are underway in the affected areas with an emergency declared in all hospitals, reports Geo News.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) most of the deceased are children.

Quetta, Sibi, Harnai, Pishin, Qila Saifullah, Chaman, Ziarat and Zhob regions in Balochistan were hit by the quake.

Prime Minister Imran Khan condoled the deaths caused due to the earthquake and tweeted: "I have ordered immediate assistance on an emergency basis for the Harnai, Balochistan, earthquake victims & for an immediate assessment of the damage for timely relief & compensation. My condolences & prayers go to the families who lost their loved ones."

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