One dead, 30 injured in southern Pakistan quakes

  • AFP, Karachi
  • Updated: May 09, 2014 10:45 IST

At least one person was killed and 30 others were injured when a series of quakes hit southern Pakistan on Friday, officials said.

One of the quakes struck at the relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), 27 kilometres (16 miles) northeast of Nawabshah city in Sindh province, with a magnitude of 5.0, an official in the meteorological department told AFP.

He said the quake was felt in Nawabshah and its several adjoining small towns including Sakrand, Daur, Daulat Pur and Bandhi.

A local administration official, Irfan Kathio, told AFP: "The quake killed at least one person and injured 30 others including women and children."

An emergency has been declared at the city's hospitals and district offices, with schools and colleges closed down, he said.

"We received 30 injured in our hospital, of whom one 71-year-old man died of his injuries," Mohammad Hashim, a senior doctor at Nawabshah's civil hospital, told AFP.

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