September 25, 3.19pm
The number of deaths due to the earthquake in Pakistan has increased to 37
The number of earthquake victims in Pakistan has risen to 37 people. It has been reported Reuters with reference to local authorities. There are children among the dead.
According to a spokesman for local authorities, Muhammad Tayyab, about 500 people were injured. Rescue teams continue to work in the affected areas.
An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred in East Pakistan on September 24 near the city of Mirpur in the Kashmir region. Initially, the authorities reported 24 dead and 450 wounded. Following the earthquake, the infrastructure was severely damaged, part of the residential buildings were destroyed.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his condolences to the relatives of the victims and instructed the government to take the necessary measures to assess the damage and provide support to the victims. The Pakistani army joins the rescue operation reported the press service of the defense department of the country.
In June, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in northern Pakistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was near the town of Buff, no victims.