October, 07 (PNB News). A massive earthquake that rocked Balochistan province on 7/10/2021 at 3:00 A.M. have killed at least 20 people and injured more than 300, Provincial Disaster Management Authority said. The deadly earthquake struck near the Harnai district of Balochistan causing deaths and devastation. The moment magnitude of the earthquake was 5.9 that killed 20 people including 6 children, injuring above 300, and left hundreds of others homeless.
The preliminary report produced by Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) further said that people in Quetta, Sibbi, Pishin, Muslim Bagh, Ziarat, Qila Abdullah, Sanjavi, Zhob, and Chaman could feel earthquakes jolts. Multiple power lines had been disrupted in the quake-affected area. Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal declared an emergency in government hospitals and blood banks. Injured, including women and children, were shifted to a nearby government hospital for medical assistance, while severely injured were moved to Quetta hospital by military air ambulance. No other identifying information about the victims has been released immediately by the Balochistan officials.