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One killed, 3 injured as powerful earthquake rattles Pakistan

A two-year-old minor girl was killed and three sustained injuries as a powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Islamabad and various cities of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan on Wednesday.
According to details, the casualty occured in Balochistan’s Lasbela district where the roof of a dilapidated house collapsed after the quake.
Strong tremors shook Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Sheikhupura, Sargodha, Jhelum, Nankana, Minawali, Chiniot, Abbotabad, Muzaffarabad, Lasbela, Safdarabad, Sharaqpur and Mianwali .country including Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta and Peshwar on Wednesday.
Panicked residents came out of their houses and recited the kalma. After the quake, most cellular users in Islamabad faced a lack of connectivity.
The quake occurred at 12:07pm Pakistan time and, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, measured 6.2 on the Richter scale.
The earthquake originated around 169 kilemetre below the earth’s surface, with the epicentre located in mountains of Hindu Kush.