Deadly 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits southern Pakistan, rescue efforts continue

Deadly 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits southern Pakistan, rescue efforts continue

Deadly 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits southern Pakistan, rescue efforts continue

France24 says around 20 people have been killed after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit southern Pakistan in darkness early on Thursday, government officials said.

Many of the victims died when roofs and walls collapsed, Suhail Anwar Hashmi, a senior provincial government official, told AFP.

A woman and six children were among twenty dead, he said. 

“We are receiving information that 20 people have been killed due to the earthquake. Rescue efforts are under way,” provincial interior minister Mir Zia ullah Langau added.

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20211007-at-least-15-killed-as-5-7-magnitude-earthquake-hits-southern-pakistan


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