At least 15 persons were killed and dozens others injured as a powerful tremour of magnitude 7.2 on Richter scale jolted parts of Sindh and Balochistan province on Saturday for the second time in a wee. The area is already devastated by a tremor which left more than 400 people dead and thousands others homeless last Tuesday.
According to the US Geological Survey which measured the earthquake at 6.8, the new quake struck the remote district of Awaran at a depth of 14 kilometres at 12:34 pm.
Zahid Rauf, Director of the National Seismic Centre of Pakistan talking to a private TV channel said that it was not an aftershock but an independent earthquake.
According to the FC spokesman, at least 15 people were killed and over 50 injured in Saturday’s earthquake in Awaran.
Deputy Commissioner of Awaran, Abdul Rasheed Baloch said that quake destroyed hundreds of mud houses in the Mashkay area, saying that "a lot of people were trapped under the rubble".
He said that due to disruption in communication contact with any administrative official in the affected area was not possible to find out the exact information about the losses but there were reports of severe losses in the said area.