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The death toll in yesterday's earthquake has risen to over two hundred in the country.

According to PDMA Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 38 people were killed in Shangla district, 28 in Swat, 24 in Chitral, 22 in Lower Dir, 20 in Bajaur, 15 each in Upper Dir  and Tor Ghar, 12 in Kohistan, eight in Buner and five in Mohmand Agency.

One thousand four hundred and fifty six people have also been injured in different areas.

The quake also completely destroyed one thousand nine hundred and sixteen houses in KPK.

Ten people were killed and thirteen injured in Gilgit-Baltistan and two each killed in Sailkot and Azad Jammu and Kashmir

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif expressing grief and sorrow over the losses of precious lives in the earthquake said that he would personally visit the affected areas and monitor relief activities.

Talking to newsmen in London, he said every possible assistance would be provided to the affected people.

The Prime Minister thanked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for calling him and offering assistance for the victims of the earthquake.

Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt General Retired Abdul Qadir Baloch has said the government stands with the families affected by the earthquake and assured them full support.

In a statement, he said his ministry was taking special relief initiatives for the earthquake-affected people.

 

Punjab PDMA sends relief goods

Punjab Disaster Management Authority dispatched relief goods for the earthquake victims of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to a spokesman of PDMA, these relief goods include ten thousand tents, ten thousand food hampers and ten thousand blankets and five-truck loaded with five hundred twenty-kg flour bags.

He said that one mobile hospital and three medical teams alongwith 150 jawans of Rescue 1122 are also being sent to the quake-hit areas of KPK.

 


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