Peshawar: At least 181 people including children and women were died in severe earth quack of 8.1 magnitude rector scale that jolts the country on Monday afternoon.
Seventy four people were died in Malakand division where the sever jolts of earth quake cause huge division in Shangla, Dir upper, Dir lower, Bajaur agency and Chitral.
Hundreds of people were injured therefore emergency has been declared in all hospitals of the province whereas serious injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar where 162 injured have been shifted while two dead bodies were also shifted to the hospital.
It is apprehended that death toll may increased as communication system has been badly disturbed at various areas of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and tribal belt. Karakorum high has been blocked at various points and Frontier Works Organization has been trying to clear the road.
As many as 21 people died in Lower Dir followed by 22 in Chitral, 17 in Bajaur Agency and more than 35 other died in Shangla, 17 people in Swat, 4 people died in Mardan, 2 people in and 2 in Nowshera, 4 people in Charsadda, 2 people in Kohistan, 2 people in Malakand, s7 people in Hazara division, 12 in Bunir district, 8 in Hangu, 5 in Mohmand Agency, 2 people in Khyber agency were died while dozens of other injured who were rushed to various hospitals of the districts.
Over one hundred injured people have so far been brought to Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, medics said.
A building in Peshawar caved in following the quake, trapping people inside the rubble. Reports of houses collapse were also received from different parts of the country.
the sever high earth quack shook various buildings in the province that cause panic among the masses and frightened rushed to the open spaces and started reciting Kalma-e-Tayyaba and other verses of Holy Quran and prayed to Allah Almighty to pardon their sins.
Due to huge burden on mobile network phone service was also affected and people found it difficult to contact their nearer and dear particularly the children who were returning from school at the time of earth quake.
Inayatullah Khan, Pakistan’s provincial minister, told media that the death toll from the earthquake in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province alone has been high as more than hundred people were died in the province.