Earthquake damaged 48 educational institutions in AJK: Report.


ISLAMABAD -- The earthquake of 5.6 magnitude that jolted southern parts of Mirpur Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) on September 24 has damaged around 48 educational institutions in the areas, according to an official report available with reporter.

The tremor completely destroyed as many as 10 schools and two colleges, while 27 schools and nine colleges were partially affected.

In Mirpur and Bhimber about 2,900 houses were fully damaged while 20,100 residential units partially affected by the earthquake, leaving approximately 329,483 people homeless and shelter-less.

The tragedy took lives of about 40 people, caused critical injuries to 160 and minor wounds to 665.

The AJK government and National Disaster Management Authority...

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