After a 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan and Afghanistan, 11 people are killed and several others are injured.

According to the Associated Press, at least 11 people were killed and more than 100 were injured when a magnitude 6.6 earthquake rattled Pakistan and Afghanistan on Tuesday. According to sources, the epicenter was in Afghanistan and impacted nations including Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, and Kyrgyzstan.

Last night, strong earthquake tremors were detected in Delhi-NCR and over much of northern India.


“An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter Scale struck 133 kilometers southeast of Fayzabad, Afghanistan today at 10:17 p.m. IST,” according to the National Centre for Seismology. According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude 6.5 quake struck 40 kilometers (25 miles) south-southeast of Jurm in Afghanistan’s hilly Hindukush area, which borders Pakistan and Tajikistan.

According to Afghanistan’s disaster mitigation agency, at least two individuals were murdered in Laghman province. At least nine people perished in neighboring Pakistan, including a 13-year-old girl who died after a wall fell at her home, while at least 100 others were injured.

At least 19 mudbrick dwellings fell in isolated locations, according to Taimoor Khan, a spokesman for the provincial disaster management office in the northwest. According to the Associated Press, he stated, “We are still collecting data about the damages.”

According to Bilal Faizi, a spokesperson for Pakistan’s emergency services, more than 100 people were brought to hospitals in the Swat valley region of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in a state of shock.

“These terrified people collapsed, and some of them collapsed as a result of the earthquake’s shock,” he explained.

Roofs fell in several locations in northwestern Pakistan during the quake, according to Faizi and other officials.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, stated he has instructed disaster management personnel to be watchful in the event of a calamity.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the senior spokesperson for the Taliban administration in Afghanistan, tweeted that the ministry of public health has instructed all health centers to be on alert.

The area is prone to strong earthquake disturbances. In 2005, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people in Pakistan and Kashmir.

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake slammed a harsh, hilly region in southern Afghanistan last year, demolishing stone and mud-brick dwellings. The Taliban authorities of Afghanistan estimated the entire death toll from the earthquake at 1,150, with hundreds more injured, while the United Nations put it at 770.



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