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Earthquake Rocks South Asia


Kashmiri girls stand on a road divider after vacating their office buildings following an earthquake in Srinagar on October 26.

Dozens of people have been reported injured as a result of a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that has rocked South Asia.

The October 26 earthquake was centered near the town of Jurm in northeastern Afghanistan, about 250 kilometers from Kabul. It was felt in the Pakistani capital Islamabad and the Indian capital, Delhi.

One Pakistani official told AFP that more than 100 people were being treated for injuries in Pakistan's Swat Valley. State-run Pakistani television reported that one person was killed when the roof of a private home collapsed during the quake.

The tremor cause power outages and telephone-service cuts in Kabul, but there were no other immediate reports of damage in Afghanistan.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP

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