20 killed as quake rattles southern Pakistan

A handout shakemap made available by the United States Geological Survey shows the location of a 5.7-magnitude earthquake that hit the Balochistan province in Pakistan early today. – EPA pic, October 7, 2021.

AROUND 20 people were killed and hundreds injured when a shallow earthquake hit southern Pakistan in the early hours of today as people slept, government officials said.

Many of the victims died when roofs and walls collapsed after the 5.7-magnitude quake struck, with health workers treating the injured with the help of torches after electricity failed.

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