PESHAWAR, 10 November: Two hundreds and thirty two people were killed and more than 1500 were injured in the October 26’s earthquake having an all-time high magnitude of 8.1 on Richter scale, revealed report released the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) here on Tuesday. The earthquake, having Epicenter in HIndukush region, jolted parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, but the northern KPK was devastated the most.
According to the report a total of 93951 houses were damaged across KPK. Shangla and Chitral are the most affected districts where the number of damaged houses is reported above 20000 each.
The government has so far released Rs7.25 billion for the relief and rehabilitation of the earthquake affectees. This also includes the compensation amount distributed among the legal heirs of 221 persons died in the earthquake and, which amounts to more than Rs130millions. The government has also distributed compensation amount among the injured, whereas those whose houses were damaged in the earthquake have also been compensated, the report further said.
The earthquake also brought devastation in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas wherein, according to government figures, atleast thirty people were killed and hundreds were injured. Besides, a large number of houses were also damaged in Bajaur, Mohmand and Khyber agencies.