Quake: (Earthquake death toll soars to 272)


ISLAMABAD: The death toll has soared to 272 in Monday’s earthquake which jolted different parts of the country with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the worst affected by the natural calamity.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA, 1909 other people were injured while 13771 houses got damaged in the tremor.

The NDMA on Thursday said that 225 people were killed and 1706 others injured in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while 12968 houses were also damaged there.

Meanwhile, rescue and relief activities are going on in earthquake affected areas. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has already announced a relief package for the rehabilitation of quake affected people.