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One dead, 30 injured as a series of earthquakes hit southern Pakistan

One of the quakes struck at the relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres.

ONE PERSON HAS died and 30 others were injured when a series of quakes hit southern Pakistan, officials said.

One of the quakes struck at the relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres, 27 kilometres northeast of Nawabshah city in Sindh province, with a magnitude of 5.0, an official in the meteorological department told AFP.

He said the quake was felt in Nawabshah and its several adjoining small towns including Sakrand, Daur, Daulat Pur and Bandhi.

“The quake killed at least one person and injured 30 others including women and children,” a local administration official, Irfan Kathio, told AFP.

An emergency has been declared at the city’s hospitals and district offices, with schools and colleges closed down, he said.

“We received 30 injured in our hospital, of whom one 71-year-old man died of his injuries,” Mohammad Hashim, a senior doctor at Nawabshah’s civil hospital, told AFP.

- © AFP, 2014

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