Earthquake jolts SAARC countries this year

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New Delhi, April 28: One after another, almost all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) have suffered jolts of earthquake within a span of four days.

Nepal has become the most affected victim of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, the country's worst in 80 years, rocked mountainous Nepal on Saturday. Infrastructure in the country has severely been hit due to the worst earthquake the country has faced.

Quake grips SAARC nations

The United Nations (UN) has said that eight million people have been affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal - more than a quarter of the country's population.

The death toll in Nepal earthquake has risen to 4,310, with almost 8,000 injured. Nepal and surrounding areas have continued to experience aftershocks. Thousands in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, spent a third night outside, too afraid to go back into their houses.

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Similar situation was also witnessed in parts of Indian state of Bihar, near to Nepal. People were seen taking shelters in open areas out of fear. Earthquake death toll in Bihar has also reached around 60.

Another South Asian nation Bangladesh was jolted by two tremors on Saturday and Sunday. The country is also threatened by probability of earthquakes that could cause massive casualties, thanks to the high density of population and the lack of enough precautionary initiative.

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In a latest development, a moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted various parts of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, triggering panic among the people.

The epicentre of the quake was in the Hindukush mountain ranges near Tajikistan border at a depth of 144 kilometres.

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