At least 20 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan.
The Provincial Minister, Zia Langove who disclosed this today said about 100 people were injured.
Langove stated that the 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck as most residents of the Harnai district were still asleep.
The Minister noted that rescue efforts had been hampered due to landslides caused by the earthquake having blocked roads in the area.
Pakistan’s military, however, said some rescuers had reached earthquake-hit areas of Harnai and nine of the critically injured had been airlifted to Quetta.