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Southern Asia Earthquake

Pakistan-India-Afghanistan Earthquake October 2015 Appeal

 BBC reports:

More than 150 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake which has hit north-eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Tremors from the magnitude-7.5 quake were also felt in northern India and Tajikistan.

At least 12 of the victims were Afghan schoolgirls killed in a crush as they tried to get out of their building.

The earthquake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 76km (45 miles) south of Faizabad, the US Geological Survey reported.

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Buildings have been evacuated and communications disrupted in many areas.

However as the earthquake originated more than 200km (125 miles) below the earth's surface, the damage is less than that which a similarly powerful but shallow tremor might cause.

In Pakistan, the military said 123 people were known to have died in the north of the country.

Most of those fatalities were in the Malakand region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is cutting short a visit abroad and returning home.

Sunnatullah Timour, a spokesman for the governor of the Afghan province of Takhar, told the BBC that as well as the fatalities at the girls' school, another 25 students were injured in the stampede.

Deaths and injuries have also been reported in the Afghan provinces of Nangarhar, Badakhshan and Kunar, with at least 35 killed in total.

Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah tweeted that the government had asked aid agencies to work with it to help those in need.

 For details, please see BBC news reports atHttp://Www.Bbc.Co.Uk/News/World-Asia-34636269

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