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Pakistan earthquake death toll rises to at least 38

2019-09-26

The death toll of Tuesday’s devastating Pakistan earthquake has risen to 38 victims.

The 5.8-magnitude quake’s epicenter was near the city of Mirpur in the Kashmir territory, located in eastern Pakistan.

Military relief teams were taking medical supplies, tents, food and water to the most hard-hit areas, reported BBC News.

Devastating photos reveal severe structural damage to the nation, including a gigantic crack on one main road and numerous destroyed houses.

“The quake was (six miles) deep . . . the worst hit was Mirpur,” Pakistan’s chief meteorologist Muhammad Riaz told Agence France-Presse.

Even more disturbing is that kids were among the dozens of dead, according to reports.

The Pakistani military is continuing search and rescue operations in hopes of locating more victims, according to AFP.

After the earthquake, tremors were felt as far away as the neighboring capital cities of Islamabad and Delhi.

Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan told CNN on Tuesday that more than 400 people were injured.

Video footage of the earthquake’s aftermath showed uprooted trees and cars stuck in massive cracks.

Indian officials in the districts of Baramulla, Jammu and Srinagar said they suffered no damage despite their proximity to the epicenter.