More than 40 people have been killed after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck northern Pakistan, Afghanistan and northern India, local media reported, citing local officials. Massive tremors have been reported in New Delhi, Islamabad and several other major cities.
According to Pakistani rescue officials, 52 people have been killed.
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In Afghanistan, at least 17 people have been killed, including 12 schoolgirls in a panic-triggered stampede.
"We received 50 injured and more are being shifted,” hospital spokesman Syed Jamil Shah told Reuters. “The injured suffered multiple injuries due to [a] building collapse."
Earlier USGS reported that the magnitude of the quake was at least 7.7.
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According to USGS, the quake was about 213km deep, 48 km south-west of the town of Jarm, Afghanistan.