Widespread destruction from South Asia quake

Hundreds die and thousands made homeless in Afghanistan and Pakistan as powerful earthquake rocks South Asia.

| Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Earthquake

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has hit northern Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountain range, causing widespread damage in Pakistan and India as well.

Monday's quake killed at least 253 people in Pakistan, 83 in Afghanistan, as thousands of others were wounded.

Tremors were felt in northern India including the capital New Delhi, causing thousands of people to evacuate homes and office buildings.

Many people throughout the quake hit region spent the night outdoors in near-freezing temperatures, reluctant to go back inside for fear of aftershocks.


Related: Rescuers rush to Pakistan-Afghan quake zone


 

 

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