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Death toll in South Asia earthquake reaches 255 people in Pakistan

October 28, 2015, 10:37 UTC+3 ISLAMABAD
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ISLAMABAD, October 28. /TASS/. The death toll in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck South Asia on Monday has reached 255 people in Pakistan, the country’s emergency service said on Wednesday.

"According to the latest data, a total of 255 people died in Pakistan, and 1,697 more were injured. A total of 9,209 houses were destroyed partially or completely," the service said.

Pakistan’s north-western province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa bordering with Afghanistan suffered the most from the quake. A total of 208 people were killed and 1,518 more were injured there, while 8,453 houses were destroyed.

A major earthquake hit Afghanistan on Monday at 13:39 local time (12:09 Moscow Time). The earthquake was widely felt in Pakistan and India, having left a total of 350 people dead and 2,200 injured.

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