10 injured as 4.5-magnitude quake hits Nawabshah

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As many as 10 people were injured when a 4.5-magnitude earthquake hit Sindh’s Nawabshah district and its adjoining areas early Saturday.

The victims have been shifted to the Peoples Medical College Hospital (PMCH) where an emergency has been declared. Although no death has been reported, casualties are feared.

Fear and panic gripped the residents as they poured into the streets when the tremors struck the town. It may be noted that in 2013, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake devastated several areas in south-western Balochistan, killing at least 376 people and leaving around 100,000 homeless.

Similarly, in 2005, the country was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless.

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