According to a study provided by the National Disaster Management Authority, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Pakistan on Tuesday left a trail of destruction in its wake and inflicted extensive damage (NDMA).
The Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan served as the earthquake’s epicentre, with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) region suffering the most from its effects.
According to the NDMA report, 11 persons in KP died as a result of the earthquake, and 79 more sustained injuries.
There was significant damage brought on by the earthquake, with 172 homes in all being damaged.
169 of them were in KP, with the latter two being in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
22 houses were entirely demolished by the earthquake, adding to the significant losses already incurred by the impacted communities.
In addition to the death toll among people, the earthquake also claimed the lives of 19 animals, who perished in the catastrophe.
Two of them—a total of 17—were in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and the other two were in KP.
The capital city of Islamabad and the neighbouring city of Rawalpindi were also affected by the earthquake, and both cities’ buildings sustained structural damage.
In response, the DC of Rawalpindi organised a committee to assess the structure of six damaged buildings, and the Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) ordered an emergency inspection of high-rise structures in Islamabad.