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Ninth anniversary of 2005 Earthquake today

The ninth anniversary of 2005 Earthquake is being observed across the country on Wednesday, ARY News reports.

A 7.6 magnitude jolted Azad Kashmir and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on October 8, 2005 due to which 86,000 were killed whereas the country faced damages worth billions of rupees.

The incident took place a year later after the Tsunami in 2004 in which left more than millions of people dead across the world.

The Pakistani government and many countries in the world took part in the rescue operations in the country after the natural disaster whereas many different national and international non-government organizations (NGOs) collected donations to help the affected people.

Different programs are being held to mark the tragic disaster. Floral wreaths are also being laid and Fatehas are being offered at different memorial sites. The flags are raised at half mast in the government and public offices to mark the tragedy.

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