Update: Over 150 people died in massive earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Oct.26, Islamabad: At least 150 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake which has hit north-eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan.
At least 12 of the victims were schoolgirls killed in a crush. Another 42 girls were taken to the hospital in the provincial capital of Taluqan.
Pakistani state television announced that at least 94 people were killed and nearly 600 others wounded across the country, while Afghan officials said 33 people were killed and more than 200 wounded.
Tremors from the magnitude 7.5 quake were also felt in northern India and Tajikistan.
The US Geological Survey reported that the earthquake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 76km (45 miles) south of Faizabad.
Buildings have been evacuated and communications disrupted in many areas.
The Oslo Times