Earthquake hits Pakistan; 1 dead, 30 injured

Karachi, May 9 (PTI): At least one person was killed and over 30 others injured today when two subsequent earthquakes hit southeast Pakistan, measuring 4.5 and 4.6 on the Richter scale.

According to data given by US geological survey department, the first earthquake struck at around 3:50am in the morning and measured 4.5 on the Richter scale.

The quake’s epicentre was eight kilometre south-east of Daur in Sindh, around 16 kilometres from Nawabshah. The depth of the earthquake was recorded at 14.7 kilometres.

Second earthquake, measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale, struck an hour later. Its epicentre was 12 km south east of Daur, just 13 km north of Nawabshah and was 15.3 km deep.

The earthquake was severe enough to force the people to flee their homes. Houses of some roofs were also reported to have collapsed that lead to the death and injuries.

“The quake killed one person and injured 30 others including women and children,” officials said.
Deputy Commissioner Irfan Kathia said that all schools would be closed in the district and the intermediate exams that were scheduled for today have also been postponed.

The aftershocks continued to shake the quake-hit area, triggering panic in the region.