QUETTA: Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck 34 kilometers off Ziarat in Balochistan province, so far 20 have been killed and several injured, the house’s roof collapsed on Thursday morning.
According to The U.S. Geological Survey has detected a magnitude 5.9 earthquake approximately eight miles north-northeast of Harnai, Pakistan. Initial readings indicated that the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.7. Local media sources reported that at least 20 people have been killed and an estimated 300 others have been injured.
The most affected area due to quake is Harnai, district, which is located east of the provincial capital, The earthquake affected the capital city of Balochistan, Quetta, Sibi Harnai, Qila Saifullah, Ziarat and Zhob, The Provincial Disaster and Management Authority (PDMA) started rescuing civilians.
PDMA fears the death toll feared to rise, most of the deceased are children and women.
President Of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan express grief over the loss of lives, Earthquake in Balochistan.
I offer my condolences to the families of those killed in the Harnai, Balochistan earthquake. May Allah grant peace to their souls and heal the injured. I am confident that the provincial and national disaster management authorities will provide immediate assistance. – President Of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi.
میں ہرنائی، بلوچستان زلزلے میں جاں بحق ہونے والوں کے اہل خانہ کو تعزیت پیش کرتا ہوں۔اللہ انکی ارواح کو سکون نصیب فرمائے اور زخمیوں کو صحتیاب کرے۔ مجھے یقین ہے کہ صوبائی اور قومی ڈیزاسٹر مینجمنٹ اتھارٹیز فوری امداد فراہم کریں گی۔— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) October 7, 2021
I have ordered immediate assistance on an emergency basis for the Harnai, Balochistan, earthquake victims & for an immediate assessment of the damage for timely relief & compensation. My condolences & prayers go to the families who lost their loved ones. – Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan
I have ordered immediate assistance on an emergency basis for the Harnai, Balochistan, earthquake victims & for an immediate assessment of the damage for timely relief & compensation. My condolences & prayers go to the families who lost their loved ones.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 7, 2021
PDMA and Pakistan Army jointly working in a rescue mission on various locations in affected areas.