57 students injured as 4.5 magnitude quake rocks KP

PESHAWAR: Scores of students were injured in a school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Battagram district as a 4.5 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of the province on Monday.


No loss of life or property was reported after the quake rocked various KP districts, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PMDA) said.

However, at least 57 students were injured when panic ensued in classrooms on the third floor of a school in Battagram. The students were shifted to a local hospital.

Three of these students are in a critical condition, the deputy commissioner’s office said.


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