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Earthquake Rocks South Asia, Kills 1 In Pakistan

Pakistani officials say a powerful earthquake has killed one person and wounded 30 others in the country’s northwest.

The 6.6-magnitude quake struck on April 10 in northeastern Afghanistan close to the border with Tajikistan.

It was felt across a number of cities across South Asia, including Kabul, Islamabad, Lahore, Delhi, and Dushanbe, forcing residents to leave their homes.

There were no reports of significant damage, but a spokesman for Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority said there was a high risk of landslides.

In October 2015, a magnitude-7.5 quake in the same border area in the Hindu Kush mountain range killed close to 300 people.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and dpa

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