Japan has offered assistance for the victims of yesterday’s earthquake in Azad Kashmir. The offer was made by the Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan during his telephonic conversation with NDMA Chairman Muhammad Afzal.
The NDMA Chairman thanked the Japanese envoy and said currently, damages caused by the quake are being assessed. The Japanese Ambassador also expressed his grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the calamity.
At least 30 persons were killed while more than three hundred sustained injuries as 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Azad Kashmir and other parts of Pakistan on Tuesday (Sep 24). According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers with its epicenter lying 1km southeast of Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Several houses, shops and buildings collapsed in different parts of Azad Kashmir. Rescue teams have rushed to the spot and emergency has been declared at all the hospitals. Meanwhile, mobile service has also been affected in the area. Tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Jhelum, Charsadda, Swat, Khyber, Abbottabad, Bajaur, Nowshera, Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar and Kohitan.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
27 September, 2019