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Six Killed In Quake In Pakistan


A man who was injured in an earthquake is rushed for medical treatment at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, on April 10.

A man who was injured in an earthquake is rushed for medical treatment at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, on April 10.

Authorities in Pakistan say six people were killed across northern Pakistan after a strong earthquake rattled major cities in South Asia at the weekend.

Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on April 11 that five people were killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Another was killed in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan state, the NDMA said.

At least seven people were reported injured across Pakistan, many of them in the northwestern frontier city of Peshawar.

The 6.6-magnitude quake on April 10 startled residents in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and forced some people in high-rise buildings to escape onto the streets of the Indian capital, New Delhi.

There were no immediate reports of widespread damage in either Afghanistan or India, despite the quake rattling buildings in all three countries for more than a minute.

Based on reporting by Reuters
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