Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Home News Reports At least 30 killed and over 450 injured in the earthquake in Pakistan Occupied...

At least 30 killed and over 450 injured in the earthquake in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

Several roads and bridges have been completely destroyed in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir due to the earthquake.

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

The death toll of the earthquake that hit Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir on Tuesday has risen to 30, as per reports. More than 450 people have been reportedly injured as relief efforts are ongoing in the region.

“Pakistan Army aviation helicopters have completed an aerial survey for damage assessment in Mirpur, Jarikas and Jatlan areas. Army teams have reached earthquake-hit areas of Mirpur, Jatlan and Jarikas. Rescue efforts initiated,” state-run PTV tweeted.

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan Occupied Kashmir at around 4:31 pm IST. Tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, Kashmir, Chandigarh, parts of Himachal in India as well as Islamabad, Lahore and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

Several roads and bridges have been completely destroyed in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir due to the earthquake.

Photos show wide and deep cracks appearing on the ground in and around Mirpur, many of which trapped vehicles inside.

The epicentre of the earthquake was 140 kilometres from Srinagar at the depth of 10 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey reported. The epicentre was located near the New Mirpur city in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in Pakistan, Lt Gen Mohammad Afzal, said at a briefing in the Pakistani capital that truckloads of relief items that include 200 tents, 800 blankets, 200 kitchen sets, and 100 medical kits would be received by the victims of the earthquake soon. “The NDMA is already providing medicines, food items and tents, which were in its stock in the affected areas, to the victims,” he added.

The authorities have warned people of aftershocks and some of them have already been felt in the surrounding areas. Mirpur has suffered significant damage and news channels showed visuals of great devastation in the city.

- Support OpIndia -
Support OpIndia by making a monetary contribution

Trending now

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Latest News

Coronavirus: Authorities begin a ‘manhunt’ to trace Tablighi Jamaat attendees as Nizamuddin’s Markaz emerges as hotspot for COVID-19, countrywide raids underway

Many of the foreign nationals who had attended the event were found 'hiding' in mosques at various parts of the country.

Islamists who organised anti-CAA ‘protests’ stand in solidarity with Tablighi Jamaat super-spreaders, demand FIR be revoked calling it ‘Islamophobia’

An FIR had been lodged against Tablighi Jamaat management for organising the congregation and housing thousands pf people at a time when orders against mass-gatherings were already in place due to the coronavirus threat.

Within months of exporting Wuhan Coronavirus, China reopens wet markets selling bats, dogs, cats

It is believed that the Wuhan Coronavirus spread to human from bats in wet markets in Huanan in in China's Wuhan

To whitewash Tablighi Jamaat’s deeds, Founder-Editor of The Wire spreads fake news about Yogi Adityanath

The Wire's report has very explicitly attributed the fake quote to Yogi Adityanath.

Tablighi Jamaat committed a ‘Talibani crime’, their sin is unpardonable: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi lashes out on Tablighi Jamaat holding congregation despite government orders restricting huge gatherings amidst coronavirus outbreak

‘The killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan’, claims research paper published by Chinese scientists

According to the Chinese research paper, the only place those particular bats existed locally was inside a research facility which was just several hundred yards from the Wuhan wet market. The paper strongly concluded that the coronavirus pandemic had likely been the result of a leak from the lab.

Recently Popular

Tablighi Jamaat and its links to terrorist organizations: History of association to Al Qaeda, Taliban and Kashmiri terrorists

The links of Tablighi Jamaat with terrorist organizations such as the Al Qaeda become hugely significant.

Muslim clerics of Tablighi Jamaat exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 found spitting out on roads from buses

The Muslim clerics of Tablighi Jamaat suspected of suffering from COVID-19 were transported from Nizamuddin to medical centre for their treatment

We’re not rich like US, but we’ve Islam: Pakistan PM announces ways to fight Coronavirus

Imran Khan, in his address to his nation on March 30, praised China, the country which unleashed Wuhan coronavirus on rest of the world.

Indian Cricketers shamelessly donating to Shahid Afridi Foundation to supposedly fight Coronavirus seem to have no self-respect: Here is why

Former Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh are voicing their support for the Shahid Afridi Foundation despite the fact that the Pakistani cricketer on numerous occasions has made crass remarks about India and Hindus.

Uttar Pradesh: Maulvi booked for hiding Indonesian Muslims in a mosque in Bijnor, Muslims of other nationalities also found from other mosques

A Markazi mosque in Kaiserbagh area of Lucknow was found sheltering foreigners from Kyrgystan and Kazakhastan since March 13

Subscribe to our newsletter

Each morning, get an email to keep updated with all the news, opinions and analysis published by OpIndia.

Connect with us

216,882FansLike
267,808FollowersFollow
209,000SubscribersSubscribe
Advertisements