The death toll in Pakistan’s devastating earthquake has risen sharply.

A devastating earthquake in Pakistan. So far 20 deaths have been reported. Many people have been reported injured. As a result, there is no doubt that the death toll is on the rise. The quake struck early this morning in southern Pakistan. Ordinary people were asleep at that time.

5.6 magnitude earthquake

According to official sources, the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.7 on the Richter scale. Most of the dead died when the roof or wall of the house collapsed. The quake struck at around 3 in the morning. Due to which rescue work is difficult. Artificial lighting is provided as the power is cut off. For those who have been rescued, their treatment begins with the light of the torch.

The epicenter was reported 14 km from Harnai

According to the National Center for Seismology, the epicenter of the quake was about 20 km below the surface, 14 km from Harnai in southern Pakistan. The worst situation is in the remote mountain town of Harnai in Balochistan.

The rescue operation was hampered by a lack of electricity and mobile phone connections. In some cases, health workers are forced to work without lighting. The infrastructure of the government hospital is also the same. Zahur Tarin, an official at Harnai Hospital, said they started working on flashlights on torches and mobile phones.

At least 20 people died

The quake killed at least 20 people and injured more than 200, said Nasir Nasir, director-general of the Balochistan provincial government’s Disaster Management Authority. Sohail Anwar Hashmi, an official in the provincial government, said the same. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Mir Ziaullah Langu said they had received reports of 20 deaths.

However, he feared the death toll could rise further. The government said most of the injured had broken their legs. Many people are sent back after initial treatment. On the other hand, some people were sent to Quetta by ambulance as their condition was bad.

The 2015 earthquake killed more than 400 people

In October 2015, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake shook Pakistan and Afghanistan. The quake killed more than 400 people. The Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates have occasionally caused earthquakes in various parts of the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.