Strong and Shallow Earthquake Kills at Least 37 and Injures More Than 500 in Pakistan – Roads Destroyed and Terrifying videos

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deadly M5.8 earthquake hit Pakistan on September 24 2019, m5.8 earthquake kills 19 and injures 300 in pakistan, pakistan earthquake video, deadly pakistan earthquake video and pictures september 24 2019
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 37 people have been killed and more than 500 others injured in Pakistan on Tuesday after a M5.8 quake jolted several cities in the northern parts of the country including capital Islamabad.

OMG! This first video is terrifying. In the second you can see some very big street damage due to the strong and shallow quake:

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.

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Earthquake map showing the epicenter of the deadly M5.8 earthquake that hit Pakistan on September 24, 2019. USGS

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police in Mirpur, Sardar Gulfaraz Khan, said that at least 37 people were killed and over 500 injured in Mirpur and surrounding areas due to the powerful quake.

Pakistan Meteorological Department’s earthquake centre said the 5.8-magnitude earthquake was located near the mountainous city of Jehlum in Punjab province. According to US Geological Survey, the epicentre of the quake was near New Mirpur Pakistan.

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.

Lt. Gen. Muhammad Afzal, chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), said that most of the damage was done in Mirpur and Jhelum. “We are assessing the damage to life and property,” he said.

I think this will take some times as several buildings have collapsed and the number of people inside the buildings before crumbling down is unknown. A prayer for them! Source (update), Source

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