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Quake rocks Pak, 105 killed

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 26 - At least 105 people were killed and over 1,000 others injured today as a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked northern Pakistan and the country deployed the army in the affected regions for relief operations.

The quake�s epicentre was located near Jurm in northeast Afghanistan, 250 kilometres from Kabul and at a depth of 213.5 kms, according to the US Geological Survey.

Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif left for Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to supervise rescue operations in the earthquake-hit areas, military�s media wing ISPR said in a statement.

The death toll in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas is 96, with 5 killed in Punjab and 4 in PoK, the Dawn reported.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority has directed the district administration to utilise the rescue-and-relief funds and emergency has been declared in all government hospitals and food and necessary items were dispatched to the affected areas.

Reportedly, several buildings collapsed in various areas of the province, mostly in northern parts in Chitral, Swat, Shangla, Dir and Buner districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said that the quake hit the country at about 2:09 pm local time. � PTI

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Quake rocks Pak, 105 killed

ISLAMABAD, Oct 26 - At least 105 people were killed and over 1,000 others injured today as a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked northern Pakistan and the country deployed the army in the affected regions for relief operations.

The quake�s epicentre was located near Jurm in northeast Afghanistan, 250 kilometres from Kabul and at a depth of 213.5 kms, according to the US Geological Survey.

Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif left for Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to supervise rescue operations in the earthquake-hit areas, military�s media wing ISPR said in a statement.

The death toll in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas is 96, with 5 killed in Punjab and 4 in PoK, the Dawn reported.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority has directed the district administration to utilise the rescue-and-relief funds and emergency has been declared in all government hospitals and food and necessary items were dispatched to the affected areas.

Reportedly, several buildings collapsed in various areas of the province, mostly in northern parts in Chitral, Swat, Shangla, Dir and Buner districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said that the quake hit the country at about 2:09 pm local time. � PTI

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