Earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

Earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

PESHAWAR: An earthquake has jolted parts of parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) early Wednesday morning.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the quake’s epicenter was Bannu district at a depth of 12 kilometres and the intensity of earthquake was 5.1 on Ritcher scale.

Tremors were felt across Peshawar, Bannu and Dir and some parts of Punjab.

At least nine children were injured in Bannu’s Government Model School near Tankhi Bazaar. The panic-stricken children rushed out of the three-story building with taking to the stairs while few jumped out from second, third floor. The injured have been moved to District Headquarters Hospital.

Earlier in April, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted many towns of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province. The epicenter of the quake was at the depth of 200 kilometres in Hindu Kush mountain area of Afghanistan.