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    April  10, 2016


An Earthquake jolted Chitral district, seven persons injured

Chitral Times Report

Strong earthquake jolted Chitral and various other parts of the country on Sunday afternoon, shaking buildings in Chitral town and other parts of district, witnesses and the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The magnitude recorded was 7.1.

The USGS said the quake was centered near Chitral at a depth of 210 KM. Tremors were also felt in Shangla, Kohistan, Battgram, Mansehra and in Swat, witnesses said, forcing residents to leave homes, Markets and Masjid. There were no immediate reports of damages while seven injured persons have been admitted  in DHQ Hospital Chitral

Telephone and mobile networks, have reportedly been disrupted in the affected areas and an emergency has been declared at all hospitals across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Meanwhile NDMA official has said that an earthquake measuring 7.1 Mw at a depth of 236 Km is recorded in Hindu Kush Range. Possibility of aftershocks cannot be ruled out and therefore extreme caution is warraned by all. National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) is operational round the clock at NDMA. All agencies and departments are on board. Search and Rescue Operation with the support of Pakistan Army, Airforce and local authorities stands commenced


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