Earthquake tremors jolt various parts of Pakistan

In Pakistan, a minor girl was killed and at least 15 others injured as a 6(point)1-magnitude earthquake jolted various parts of the country today.

A girl died in Lasbela, when the roof of her house collapsed during the shocks. According to Lasbela Deputy Commissioner, Shabir Ahmed Mengal, rescue teams were dispatched to affected areas.

He said the injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment and an emergency has been declared in all hospitals.

Tremors were reported in Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Murree, Sargodha, Shangla, Haripur and Gujranwala.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of the 6.1-magnitude earthquake is 35 kilometres south of Jarm in Afghanistan. USGS said the depth of the quake was estimated to be 191.2 kilometres.

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