Quake reported in North India, Pakistan, Afghanistan

Quake reported in North India, Pakistan, Afghanistan

Quake reported in North India, Pakistan, Afghanistan

A 6.1-magnitude natural disaster struck the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Pakistan's Geo TV, a minor girl was reportedly killed and nine injured as the roof of a house collapsed in Bela town of Lasbela.

The epicenter of the quake was in the Hindukush mountains and its depth was recorded at 178 km, the Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) said. There are also reports that people in Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan also felt the impact of the quake.

The tremors in the national capital region lasted for well over a minute.

Dozens killed in fire at Miryang hospital
The latest blaze occurred not long after a conflagration at a fitness centre in Jecheon city killed 29 people last month. Yonhap says the hospital has 193 beds including 98 beds for the elderly who needs nursing care with 35 medical staff.

Reports of damage to buildings and injuries started coming in following the quake with initial reports claiming one casualty in Balochistan's Lasbela district.

The tremor struck at 12.40 pm IST.

Strong aftershock and tremors were felt in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Across the border in Pakistan, similar scenes played out in Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore, where homes, offices and schools were quickly evacuated.

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