Hindu Kush Mountains of Pakistan hit by an earth quake which had a magnitude of 7.6 on Sunday, October 9, 2005, sending tremors across South Asia. The worst ever earth quake witness by Pakistan.
The origin of earth quake was 80 km (50 miles) E of Mingaora (Pakistan), 130 km (80 miles) N of ISLAMABAD (Pakistan), 155 km (95 miles) SW of Gilgit (Pakistan), Kashmir (Pakistan) 160 km (100 miles) SE of Chitral (Pakistan).
The depth of Earth quake in Pakistan was 10.0 kilometers.
According to media reports, more than 30,000 people died in Kashmir (Pakistan) alone during Saturdays earthquake and 42,397 people had been injured. 16 army personnel were killed in a bunker collapse in Uri sector of Kupwara. 200 soldiers of Pakistan army were killed on duty.
Officials said Balakot (Pakistan), a village of about 30,000, was one of the hardest-hit areas. At least 250 pupils were feared trapped inside the rubble of the four-story school, and at least a dozen bodies were strewn on the streets.
Aftershocks rattled the region for hours afterwards, and hospitals moved earth quake victims onto lawns, fearing tremors could cause more damage.
The US Geological Survey reported 22 aftershocks in the 24 hours after the quake, including a 6.2-magnitude temblor.
Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao said that "around 11,000 of the dead were in Muzaffarabad (Pakistan)." This report was previously attributed to CNN, which "has not confirmed that figure."
Minister Tariq Farooq said that more than 30,000 people have died in Kashmir (Pakistan). He also added that "There are cities; there are towns which have been completely destroyed. Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) is devastated,"
Chief military spokesman Major-General Shaukat Sultan said: "We are handling the worst disaster in Pakistan's history."
Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) the hardest hit area, earth quake left nothing just tears in the eyes, nothing left, and the village turns into to plain land. Rescuers tried to approach Muzaffarabad from three different directions but have failed. All roads have been blocked by landslides. The roads are damaged and it is impossible to approach Muzaffarabad from any direction. The only way to approach to reach the area is helicopters but nothing arrived yet.
Injured people covered by shawls lay in the street, waiting for medical care. Residents carried bodies on wooden planks. The bodies of four children, aged between four and six years old, lay under a sheet of corrugated iron. The situation is worse and they all need help, but didnt reached yet, the rescuer works and villagers are trying to clear the road that is blocked by land slides but it will take time.
Some victims have lamented the lack of help from the government, as winter is approaching and the people dont have shelter or blankets, the situation is miserable.
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