The 7.7-magnitude quake came upon on Tuesday afternoon in Balochistan province’s Awaran district while tremors continued to jerk the northwestern part of the country – the latest tremor measured at 4.7 on the Richter scale on Wednesday.
According to Official Report more than 260 persons have been killed so far -208 in Awaran District Alone and victims can be arise by the time and rescue teams have been moved to villages in Remote Area.
Baluchistan home secretary Asad Gilani confirmed the killing person of 264 on Wednesday and said more than 400 were injured.
“The dead and injured both include women and children,” Gailani said. He said efforts were being made to launch a massive relief operation in the quake-affected area. “Our first priority is to retrieve the bodies and shift the injured persons to hospitals,” he added.
“A total of six districts, Awaran, Kech, Gwadar, Panjgur, Chaghi and Khuzdar, and a population of over 300,000 have been affected by the earthquake,” Jan Muhammad Buledi, a spokesman for the Balochistan government, said while briefing to a press conference.