Five die as tremors rock Pakistan

Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Five people, including two children, were killed Tuesday when their house collapsed in Pakistan’s Balochistan province following a powerful earthquake in neighbouring Iran, a media report said.

Three women and two children were killed when their mud house collapsed in Panjgur district, reported Dawn citing government officials.

People rushed out of offices and homes when the quake rocked Pakistan Tuesday afternoon.

Tremors were felt across several Pakistani cities, including Quetta, Pishin, Killa Abdullah, Chaghi, Sibi, Jaffarabad, Karachi, Hyderabad, Quetta, Badin, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi.

Several part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, including Peshawar and Dera Ismail Khan, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), were also jolted.

An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale jolted Iran-Pakistan border region Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

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