Big quake in Afghanistan and Pakistan kills over 200

By REUTERS
October 26, 2015 20:06

 
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Hospitals in northwest Pakistan were crowded with injured after a major earthquake struck the remote Afghan northeast on Monday (October 26), killing more than 200 people in Afghanistan and nearby northern Pakistan.

Hundreds more were injured.

The death toll could climb in coming days because communications were down in much of the rugged Hindu Kush mountain range where the quake was centred.

The quake was 213 km (132 miles) deep and centred 254 km (158 miles) northeast of Kabul in Badakhshan province. The US Geological Survey initially measured the magnitude at 7.7, then revised it down to 7.5.

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