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Flash flood in Pakistan kills 43

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The flash flood in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province claimed at least 43 lives, with more than 40 injured and many missing, officials said.

According to the provincial National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Chitral district was the worst hit region where 31 people died, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The hill torrent washed away a mosque, a Pakistan army check post and nearby houses (35 full house damage, 47 partial house damage),” the NDMA said in a statement.flood-wefornewsThe torrential rain strike Ursoon village on Saturday night, which resulted in flash flood in the stream located near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the statement added.

The flash flood swept away a check post kiling atleast eight security personnels and injuring four others, express news reported.
It added that 32 people were also injured in separate incidents of roof collapse.flood-wefornewsSeparately, in Haripur district, four people were killed and four others injured when the roof of their work site collapsed near Tarbela dam area, Latifur Rehman, spokesperson for the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said.

Rescue teams from Pakistani army, paramilitary forces and PDMA have launched a search and relief operation.

The Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement that the troops have provided food, tents and medical aid to affected people in the Ursoon village.

An army helicopter has made five trips from Chitral to Ursoon and evacuated the injured, said the statement.

Meanwhile, a search operation for missing people is underway.

Wefornews Bureau

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Quake of 4.7 magnitude hits Meghalaya

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Shillong, Dec 11 : A moderate intensity quake measuring 4.7 on the Richter Scale today shook Meghalaya but there was no report of any casualty.

Officials at the Regional Seismological Centre here said the epicentre was at a depth of 60 km in remote East Garo Hills district.

The quake, that lasted for a few seconds, occurred at around 9.05 am.

Meghalaya and the seven other north eastern states fall in Zone 5 of the country’s earthquake zoning map.

According to the zoning map, Zone 5 is associated with the highest level of seismicity.

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Earthquake hits Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

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NEW DELHI: A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted people in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday night.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the moderate intensity quake originated in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district at a depth of 30 kilometres.

Earlier, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the epicenter of the quake was located 121 km east of Dehradun in Uttarakhand.

Tremors were also felt in different parts of the country.

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Quake jolts area near North Korea n-test site

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Pyongyang, Dec 2 : An earthquake measuring 2.5 on the Richter scale on Saturday rocked North Korea’s Kilju county, close to the site where Pyongyang recently conducted a nuclear test.

The tremor occurred at 7.45 a.m., with an epicentre 2.7 km away from the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site located in North Hamgyong province, reports Efe news.

The Seoul-based Korea Meteorological Administration said the quake was natural in origin, however, since the latest North Korean nuclear test on September 3, several tremors measuring up to 3.0 on the Richter scale have shaken the area.

Since 2006, North Korea has carried out six nuclear tests at the site, with the last three taking place in 2016 and 2017.

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