Death Toll Reaches 255, Nawaz Announces Relief Package


ISLAMABAD: The death toll from the earthquake, that shook northern parts of Pakistan on Tuesday has risen to 255 while 1,697 are reported injured across the country.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says at least 9,209 houses were damaged in the affected areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province being the worst-hit with 208 deaths, 1,518 injured and at least 8,453 houses damaged.

Prime Minister Nawaz while addressing a press conference in Peshawar, announced a Rs0.6 million relief package for those killed in the earthquake.
He also announced Rs0.1m for each person injured in the disaster.

The premier said that every person handicapped by the quake would receive Rs0.2m, while Rs0.2m was announced for building the houses destroyed in quake.”Owners of partially damaged houses will get Rs0.1m to repair their shelter,” said the PM.

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