Pakistan

Earthquake tremors felt in Rawalpindi, Swat

RAWALPINDI: Fear and panic gripped Rawalpindi and Swat this morning after earthquake tremors were felt in the cities, ARY News reported.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the epicentre of the 4.1 magnitude earthquake was located in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan.

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People rushed out of their homes in panic and gathered at an open space.

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake had struck Pakistan and Afghanistan that has killed more than 360 people, with entire communities still cut off in the mountainous region.

Pakistan’s confirmed death toll stands at 248 people with more than 1,600 injured, but authorities fear the number could spike with communication from some regions, such as the district of Kohistan, still cut off.

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