7.9 intensity earthquakes shake Balochistan, 10 dead

QEUTTA: Ten people were killed and more than 100 injured when major earthquake jolted vast areas of Balochistan Tuesday afternoon. Hundreds of kutcha houses developed cracks in Mashkel and Chagai.

According to Meteorological Department a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shocked vast areas of Balochistan at 0344 pm this afternoon. It caused serious fear and panic among the people who left their houses reciting Kalima Tayyaba and Quranic versus.

Tremor was also felt in Chagai, Killa Saifullah, Killa Abdullah, Mashkel, Kharan, Ziarat, Loralai, Hub, Khuzdar, Kalat, Musakhel, Barkhan, Pishin, Jaffarabad, Pasni, Panjgur, Dera Allah Yar, Washuk.

Ten people including three children and two women were killed when walls collapsed in Chagai and Mashkel. More than one hundred people were injured.