Pakistan earthquake LIVE: At least 16 killed, 194 injured in 7.5 magnitude quake

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Gilgit–Baltistan

Massive landslides were reported in Gilgit–Baltistan region of PakistanTwitter
Pakistan earthquake

A scene after the earthquakeTwitter
Gilgit–Baltistan

Massive landslides were reported in Gilgit–Baltistan region of PakistanTwitter

At least 16 people reportedly were killed and some 194 were injured in Pakistan in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that rattled the region on Monday.

The local reports said two women lost their lives after a wall of a house collapsed following the quake in Swat.

Several schoolchildren were injured after a wall of Ambala Muslim School in Sargodha caved in as a result of the earthquake.

Building collapse also has been reported in Peshawar. The tremor also triggered huge landslides in Gilgit-Baltistan during the earthquake.

The US Geological Survey initially said it was a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, but later downgraded the intensity to 7.5.

The epicentre was near Jarm, Afghanistan, close to the border with Pakistan, USGS said.

The tremors of the high-intensity quake were felt in Karachi, Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Sialkot, Quetta, Peshawar, Swabi Kohat, Abbottabad, Swat, Malakand and other cities and towns of the country.

The Pakistani army  has been deployed in some of the region to help with the rescue works.

Several buldings have collapsed in Peshawar

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