25 people dead and 300 injured
5.2 magnitude earthquake in North-Eastern Pakistan
Telecommunication towers and houses have collapsed, and car-sized cracks in roads have left the area in a state of destruction
As you may have heard by now, at least 25 people have been killed and 300 injured after a 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck north-eastern Pakistan yesterday. The quake hit north of the city of Jhelum along the boundary separating the agricultural heartland of Punjab province and Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Telecommunication towers, electrical poles and houses have collapsed, and car-sized cracks in roads have left the area in a state of destruction.
An immediate rescue operation has been launched by local authorities, however the coming days are crucial in saving lives and being able to provide food, shelter, and basic needs to those who have lost so much.
HCI is on the ground working hand in hand with local NGO’s, and we will shortly begin the distribution of our Emergency Relief Kits, consisting of food, water, tents, and other supplies. One kit costs $200.