Earthquake kills at least 13 in in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Kabul, Islamabad, SANA- At least 13 people were killed and more than 90 injured in Pakistan and Afghanistan after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck late on Tuesday.

At least nine people were killed and 44 injured in northwest Pakistan, a Pakistani government official was quoted by Reuters as saying.

According to the source, hospitals in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were put into a state of emergency overnight.

Meanwhile, at least four people were killed and 50 injured in Afghanistan, a health ministry official was cited by Reuters as saying.

Houses and buildings in both countries were also damaged, authorities said.

The quake was felt over an area more than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) wide by some 285 million people in Pakistan, India, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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