Lahore CCTV Footage Of Earth Quake Must Watch
In Badakhshan, where the quake’s epicenter was located, aone, 1,438 homes were destroyed or damaged, said the province’s governor, Shah Waliullah Adeeb. That included at least 70 in the village of Charmaghz Daram, according to the police chief, Gen. Gulam Sakhi.
In Kunar province, 42 people were dead and another 67 injured, Police Chief Habib Sayeddkhili told NBC News. In the Afghan capital, Kabul, cars stopped in the streets and screaming residents streamed out of homes, offices and schools. Widespread power failures and telephone cuts were reported.
“This was the most powerful earthquake we have witnessed,” he told NBC News. “It happened while there was heavy rain and hailstorm in parts of the province … but many homes have been destroyed, and the death toll could be higher as we are trying to reach to the remote areas.” The Met Office says that the monsoon winds have crossed Pakistan, hence reduction in rains in central and upper areas. However, light rain is expected in upper Punjab, Bahawalpur, Hazara and Kashmir in the next 24 hours. Light rain is also expected in lower Sindh.The Met Office says rains would resume when a new monsoon system would enter the country in three to four days.