Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Death toll reaches 300 in Afghanistan Earthquake

On Monday, Oct. 26 2015, an earthquake with intensity of 7.5 hit the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. The earthquake was caused by reverse faulting at an intermediate depth of 193km.

The earthquake affected  parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India leaving about 306 dead.
In one northern Afghan town, 12 schoolgirls died in a stampede as they tried to evacuate their school during the quake.

Many of the villages most violently shaken by the quake are not easily accessible.

More reports of fatalities and damage are expected to continue trickling in.

The earthquake was felt all the way to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

Meanwhile, rescue efforts are underway with troops and military doctors working to provide medicine, tents and other supplies to those affected.

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