279 people died, 1,964 injured in earthquake: NDMA

ISLAMABAD: As many as 279 people died and 1,964 injured and 94,548 houses damaged as a result of the earthquake, said National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

According to consolidated figures of relief operation, damages and losses issued by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the authority, giving details of losses said 94,548 houses and 497 schools were damaged, 232 people were died, 1,561 injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 30 people died, 209 got injured and 9,534 houses were damaged in FATA, 10 died, 92 got injured and 3,206 houses were damaged in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Five people had died and 79 people injured and 20 houses were damaged in Punjab, two people were killed, 23 were injured and 20 houses were damaged in Azad Jammu and Kashmir due to recent earthquake.

Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs), Pakistan Army and other relief agencies has distributed 733.87 ton food packs, 6,494 plastic mats, 14,000 tarpaulins, 14 ton bottled water, 49 water filtration plants and 117 generators in earthquake hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Gilgit-Baltistan, Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

According to breakup, 38,773 tents have been distributed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,082 in FATA and 770 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

National Disaster Management in collaboration with other agencies has distributed 43,625 tents, 55,564 blankets and 27 ton medicine in earthquake hit areas.