At least 15 people were killed as people were sleeping in a 5.7-magnitude earthquake in southern Pakistan early Thursday, disaster management officials said.
“So far 15 to 20 people have died. The death toll could rise,” Nasir Nassar, head of Balochistan’s provincial disaster management authority, told AFP.
Suhail Anwar Hashmi, a senior provincial government official, said several people died when the roof and walls collapsed.
A woman and six children were also among the dead.
The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.7 and struck around 3 a.m. at a depth of about 20 kilometers (12 mi).
It was felt in Quetta city and other areas of the province.
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