20 pictures that show the aftermath of Pakistan's 7.5-magnitude earthquake

Published: October 27, 2015
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October is turning out to be the cruellest month in Pakistan. A decade ago, a 7.6-magnitude earthquake centred in Azad Kashmir killed more than 75,000 people and displaced some 3.5 million more.

Over 200 killed in Pakistan as 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes

On Monday, Pakistan relived the horror when a major earthquake centred in the Hindu Kush – the 800km mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan – killed more than 200 people in the two countries and injured hundreds of others, sending shockwaves as far as New Delhi.

An injured boy being treated in a hospital in Peshawar. PHOTO: AP

PHOTO: REUTERS

Pakistani doctors treat patients at a hospital after an earthquake hit, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Oct. 26, 2015 PHOTO: AP

Rescue workers carry a man, who was injured during an earthquake, at the Lady Reading hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan, October 26, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

A boy (R), who was injured during an earthquake, leans on his father’s shoulder after receiving first aid at hospital in Mingora, Swat, Pakistan October 26, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Prisoners cried for help as guards bolted

Residents clear the rubble of a house after it was damaged by an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan October 26, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man wheels a body of a woman, who died in an earthquake, at the Lady Reading hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan, October 26, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Reporter on ground: Peshawar’s strongest earthquake was like hell

A man with his belongings walks past the rubble of a house after it was damaged by an earthquake in Mingora, Swat, Pakistan October 26, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

People remove debris of a damaged wall on Ashraf Road in Peshawar on October 26, 2015. PHOTO: EXPRESS / MUHAMMAD IQBAL

A Pakistani boy stands on the rubble of houses after an earthquake in Kohat on October 26, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

‘I felt like this was the end’

PHOTO: AFP

A Pakistani man injured in an earthquake sends message to a relative from a hospital in Peshawar on October 26, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Landikotal PHOTO: ONLINE

Google launches tool to locate earthquake victims

Landikotal PHOTO: ONLINE

Peshawar PHOTO: PPI Images

 Historic Peshawar buildings shake and crack

Abbottabad PHOTO: ONLINE

Residents walk past the rubble of a house after it was damaged by an earthquake in Mingora, Swat. PHOTO: REUTERS

Residents look at a damaged house following an earthquake in Peshawar. PHOTO: AFP

Landslide in Hunza. PHOTO: AFP

Following earthquake, Facebook activates ‘safety check’ feature

Victims who were injured in an earthquake wait for treatment at a hospital in Peshawar. PHOTO: AFP

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Gulab Khan Ghazniwal
    Oct 27, 2015 - 11:15AM

    The second picture is not Pakistan, it is Ghazni province of AfghanistanRecommend

  • Stranger
    Oct 28, 2015 - 4:38PM

    Mother Earth is revolting . Kaliyug is ending . Recommend

  • hidayat orakzai
    Nov 1, 2015 - 7:35PM

    several homes have been devastated by an earthquake christians line other khrasha banda 15 flw in hangu written by hidayat orakzaiRecommend

  • hidayat
    Nov 2, 2015 - 11:34AM

    we got all scared when an earthquake shocked so everyone tried to existing and do you know all well what are reasons their is in our society is bad condition allah is angry with us which has received things and offer prayers by 1 allah if our actions were right then this doomsday will never com love and obey your parents do not play with bad things humans most die at one day act is good behavior and lead right path directly to god everybody want to enter in paradise after death one by one make @always activities islamic study daesh islam live long fight for all muslims sake in iraq with atiests people,,,,, as i am wrong tell meRecommend

  • hidayat
    Nov 2, 2015 - 11:43AM

    ambientRecommend

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