Earthquake Shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan, India: Death toll rises to more than 200 as 7.5 magnitude quake hits northern Afghanistan


Tremors felt across Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, and at least 800 have been injured

Here are the latest updates:

A 7.5 magnitude-earthquake has killed more than 200 people across Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.

Pakistani state television announced at least 165 people had been killed after the quake in northern Afghanistan, while Afghan officials said 57 people died and more than 200 were wounded.

The epicentre of the earthquake was in Afghanistan’s far northern province of Badakhshan.

At least 12 of those killed were a group of schoolgirls who died in a stampede as they tried to evacuate shaking buildings in Afghanistan’s Takhar province.

Another three people are reported to have died in India-controlled parts of the disputed Kashmir region.

The moment the quake struck Kabul was captured live on the Ariana TV Network, when the presenter was forced to leave his desk as the tremors hit.

The video above shows the power of the quake, with the TV camera starting to shake violently while objects can be heard falling down in the background as the presenter attempts to continue his report.











Rescue workers carry a girl who was injured after an earthquake, at a hospital in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/ Parwiz

A rescue worker carries a child who was injured during an earthquake, at a hospital in Jalalabad, Afghanistan October 26, 2015. REUTERS/ Parwiz

Rescue workers move a girl at a hospital, who was injured after an earthquake in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Parwiz

A man with his belongings walks past the rubble of a house after it was damaged by an earthquake in Mingora, Swat, Pakistan October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Hazrat Ali Bacha


Leaders of the affected countries have responded to the tragedy.

The Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, will cut short a visit to London to return to Pakistan. His daughter tweeted that her father would be “leaving for Pak shortly”.

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has offered “all possible assistance” in a personal phone call with Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan President.

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