The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

• The effects of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Pakistan and Afghanistan have gradually come to life after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7, 7 points, which occurred on October 26 in the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan.

According to the Afghan and Pakistani governments, the total number of victims of the earthquake was 311 people (237 - in Pakistan, and 74 - in Afghanistan). The epicenter was located in the Hindu Kush mountains in the territory densely populated Afghan province of Badakhshan, which shares a border with Pakistan, Tajikistan and China.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Wounded Pakistani boy in a hospital bed in Peshawar.

Afghan rescue workers rushed to the worst-affected areas, located near the epicenter of the earthquake, which was located 73 kilometers south of Faizabad, capital of Badakhshan province. In Pakistan, the earthquake most affected Swat and Dir neighborhood cities, Shangla and Malakand Division, located in the mountainous province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Afghans gathered on the roof of a house in Badakhshan province after a powerful earthquake. Closest to the epicenter of the earthquake were Pakistani city of Chitral district and Dzhurma Afghan province of Badakhshan. In Pakistan, more than 2 thousand people were injured in the earthquake that destroyed about 2,500 homes.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Health Ministry spokesman Ismail Cavus Afghanistan stated that, according to data collected in different provinces, 457 wounded arrived in the hospital.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

A landslide caused by an earthquake, in the Hunza Valley in Pakistan.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The head of Badakhshan, Shah Waliullah Adeeb said that 13 districts of the province were affected by the earthquake. More than 1,500 houses were damaged or destroyed.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The boy, who suffered in the earthquake magnitude 7, 7 points, is in hospital in Jalalabad.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Afghans dismantle the ruins of a house destroyed by an earthquake in the province of Nangarhar.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Pakistani helicopters and military aircraft delivered humanitarian aid to quake-hit areas. Military engineers engaged in restoration of communications, which were damaged by the earthquake provoked landslides.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Ten years ago, October 8, 2005, in Pakistan earthquake of magnitude 7, 6 points, which claimed the lives of 80 thousand people living. More than 3 million people, mostly residents of northern areas and Kashmir, were left without a roof over their head.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

A Pakistani man inspects a house destroyed by a powerful earthquake in Mingora, the main town in the Swat Valley.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The doctors assisted a man who suffered in the earthquake, at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

People apart the rubble on the road after an earthquake of magnitude 7, 7 points in Peshawar.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The car was damaged during the earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

An Afghan man stands on the roof of a house in Badakhshan province after a powerful earthquake.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The children are on the street, littered with the ruins of houses after the earthquake in Mingora, Pakistan.

The consequences of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan