Pakistan earthquake: Houses collapse in 5.8 tremor

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 7:58

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Local officials say that a 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck eastern Pakistan, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 300.

The quake's epicentre was close to the city of Mirpur, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Photos circulating on social media show a huge crack on a main road in the area, and partially destroyed houses.

The full extent of the damage is not yet known. Thousands of people died in a powerful quake in the area in 2005.



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