Massive Quake Strikes South Asia, Killing Hundreds
Death tolls are mounting today after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake killed at least 214 in Pakistan and 52 in Afghanistan. Buildings in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad were evacuated, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered an urgent assessment of the damage. At least 12 of the casualties were pupils from a girl’s school in Afganistan’s Takhar province. Buildings have reportedly collapsed, and communications are down in some areas, raising fears about the extent of the temblor’s devastation and the number of its victims.