Three among 57 injured students critical as quake hits Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar [Pakistan], Sept. 5 : At least 57 school students were injured when panic ensued in classrooms after a 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Battagram district in Pakistan on Monday.

The students were shifted to a local hospital. Three of the 57 students are critical, said the deputy commissioner's office. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PMDA) said there was no loss of life or property after the quake rocked various districts in the region, reports the Dawn.

The 4.7 magnitude occurred at a depth of 37.2 kilometres, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

In October last, a 7.5-magnitude quake jolted Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing almost 400 people and flattening buildings in rugged terrain.

Source: ANI