30,000 people killed in Azad Kashmir: Minister
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad Oct 09, IRNA
Azad Kashmir Minister for Works and Communication Tariq Farooq said on Sunday that according to an estimate 30,000 people have been killed in the powerful earthquake in Azad Kashmir.
According to rough estimates, "more than 30,000 people have died in the earthquake in Kashmir," the Minister said.
There are cities and towns which have been completely destroyed.
Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Bagh, Bandi Abbaspur, Hajira are among the areas which have been affected badly by the severe earthquake.
"Muzaffarabad is devastated," he added, referring to the capital of Azad Kashmir.
Earlier, Major General Shaukat Sultan, Director General of ISPR told private Geo television on Sunday that across the country, 17,000 people were killed in Azad Kashmir and 1,000 more in Punjab and North West Frontier province.
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