Earthquake hits Pakistan: Death toll rises to 19, over 300 injured

Tremors were felt in parts of northern India as well

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit northern Pakistan on Tuesday. The tremors were felt in parts of Pakistan and North India. At least 19 people have been killed near the epicentre.

Nineteen people died and over 300 were injured after an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir’s (northern Pakistan) Mirpur on Tuesday at 4:32 pm. The epicentre of the earthquake was 140 kilometres from Srinagar at the depth of 10 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey reported.

According to co-ordinates released by the US agency, the epicentre of the earthquake was located near the New Mirpur city in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Tremors of the earthquake were felt in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Kashmir, parts of Himachal as well as several towns in Pakistan, including Islamabad, Lahore and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa range.