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At least 19 people  killed and over 300 injured in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir earthquake; the 5.8-magnitude quake also jolts several cities in northern Pakistan including Islamabad; epicenter of quake was near New Mirpur in PoK.

At least 19 people were killed and more than 300 others injured in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on Tuesday after a 5.8-magnitude quake jolted several cities in the northern parts of the country including capital Islamabad.

According to US Geological Survey, the epicentre of quake was near New Mirpur in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Pakistan Meteorological Department’s earthquake centre said the 5.8-magnitude earthquake was located near the mountainous city of Jehlum in Punjab province. Its depth was at 10 kilometres.

Some houses collapsed in Mirpur following the earthquake.

Emergency has been declared in hospitals across PoK.

TV channels showed the footage of heavily damaged roads in Mirpur, with many vehicles overturned.

Several cars fell into the deep cracks on the roads. The quake was powerful and created panic as people ran out of building.

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