A powerful earthquake jolts Balochistan! Casualties feared to rise.
At least 20 people were killed and more than 300 were left injured as the strong earthquake in different parts of Balochistan early Thursday morning.
The quake affected Quetta, Sibi, Harnai, Pishin, Qila Saifullah, Chaman, Ziarat, and Zhob in Balochistan.
Harni is reported to be most affected by the earthquake where a medical emergency has been declared.
The magnitude of the quake was measured at 5.9 on the Richter scale.
According to the seismological center, the epicenter was located near Harnai at a depth of 15km.
The earliest tremors were felt at 3:20 am and aftershocks continued later leaving the citizens in panic.
FC Balochistan started a rescue operation last night and providing medical assistance to injured citizens.
The images appearing on social media share the calamity faced by the residents of the affected areas.
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), rescue and relief operation is underway after the devastating earthquake in Balochistan.
The Pakistan Army’s special rescue and relief team is being airlifted to Quetta and Harnai, the NDMA spokesperson shared in a tweet.
Rescue & Relief operation is underway after devastating Earthquake in Balochistan. Army's special Rescue & Relief team being airlifted to Quetta & Hurnai.— NDMA PAKISTAN (@ndmapk) October 7, 2021
Spokesperson NDMA pic.twitter.com/RffOuHpe5Z