Over 200 Dead as Earthquake Rocks Afghanistan, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD/KABUL—A major earthquake struck a remote area of northern Afghanistan on Monday, killing more than 200 people there and in neighboring Pakistan, and injuring more than 1,400.

Centered 82 kilometers southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of the Hindu Kush mountain range and at a depth of 212 kilometers (131 miles), the quake registered at a magnitude of 7.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The hardest hit area was Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhaw province, where officials have confirmed at least 140 people killed and more than 1,000 injured. READ MORE OF THIS STORY FROM VOA NEWS WEBSITE

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