A deadly M5.8 earthquake hit Pakistan on September 24, 2019. Picture shows a crack in a road in Mirpur after the quake.
At least 19 people have been killed and more than 300 others injured in Pakistan on Tuesday after a M5.8 quake jolted several cities in the northern parts of the country including capital Islamabad.
(@RajaFaisal01) September 24, 2019—
This first video is terrifying. In the second you can see some very big street damage due to the strong and shallow quake:
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) September 24, 2019
Residents in several cities including Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Skardu, Kohat, Charsadda, Kasur, Faisalabad, Gujrat, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Chitral, Malakand, Multan, Shangla, Okara, Nowshera, Attock and Jhang also felt the deadly earthquake.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police in Mirpur, Sardar Gulfaraz Khan, said that at least 19 people were killed and over 300 injured in Mirpur and surrounding areas due to the powerful quake.
Some houses collapsed in Mirpur following the earthquake, Deputy Commissioner Raja Qaiser said. Parts of a mosque also collapsed in the area. Emergency has been declared in hospitals across PoK.
TV channels showed videos of heavily damaged roads in Mirpur, with many vehicles overturned. Several cars fell into the deep cracks on the roads.
The quake was powerful and created panic as people ran out of buildings, eyewitnesses said.