7.5-magnitude quake shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Updated: 2015-10-26 17:40


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7.5-magnitude quake shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Rescue workers move a man, who was injured during an earthquake, at the Lady Reading hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, October 26, 2015.[Photo/Agencies]

Casulties in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the head of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Agency, Amer Afaq said the death toll had reached 167, while military spokesman General Asim Bajwa said nearly 1,000 were injured.

Officials said most of the casualties had occurred in northern and northwestern regions bordering Afghanistan and the death toll was likely to rise.

In Pakistan, the northern area of Chitral, where 20 people were killed, was particularly hard hit.

Further south, the city of Peshawar reported two deaths and at least 150 injured people were being treated at the city's main hospital, the provincial health chief said.