PHOTOS: 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan; Tremors Felt In Pakistan, India

26/10/2015 6:13 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Pakistani paramedics treat a man injured in an earthquake at a hospital in Peshawar on October 26, 2015. At least 17 people including eight children were killed in Pakistan when a 7.5 magnitude quake struck in Afghanistan October 26, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED (Photo credit should read A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images)

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit northern Afghanistan on Monday afternoon, and tremors were felt in neighbouring countries in South Asia. The US Geological Survey put the epicentre near Jarm, near Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the country's northeast, 250 kilometres (160 miles) from the capital Kabul and at a depth of 213.5 km.

Powerful tremors jolted Pakistan and caused people to come rushing out onto streets. The death toll in South Asia stood at 100 at the time of filing this report, according to Reuters. Tremors were felt in India and Kyrgyzstan as well but no major damage has been reported.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered aid to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

These are some of the first visuals emerging after the earthquake.

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    People rush an injured woman to a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
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    An Afghan man looks at a damaged house following a powerful earthquake today that could be felt across South Asia, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the 7.5-magnitude earthquake was in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the sparsely populated province of Badakhshan, which borders Pakistan, Tajikistan and China. It said the epicenter was 213 kilometers (130 miles) deep and 73 kilometers (45 miles) south of the provincial capital, Fayzabad. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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    Afghan school boys walk to look a damaged house following a powerful earthquake that could be felt across South Asia, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. In Afghanistan's Takhar province, west of Badakhshan, at least 12 students at a girls' school were killed in a stampede as they tried to get out of the shaking buildings, a local official says. Sonatullah Taimor, the spokesman for the Takhar provincial governor, says another 30 girls have been taken to the hospital in the provincial capital of Taluqan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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    Map locates Jarm, Afghanistan; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
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    Meanwhile, intense and prolonged tremors were reported in Pakistan, causing panic.
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    A scene after the earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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    Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran.
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    A patient is brought to a hospital after severe earthquake was felt in Mingora, the main town of Pakistan Swat valley, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.
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    An Afghan man sits near his wounded grandson, due to a 5.7 magnitude earthquake, in a hospital in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
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    Afghan school girls are treated at a hospital after an earthquake in Takhar province, northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. In Afghanistan's Takhar province, west of Badakhshan, at least 12 students at a girls' school were killed in a stampede as they tried to get out of the shaking buildings, a local official says. Sonatullah Taimor, the spokesman for the Takhar provincial governor, says another 30 girls have been taken to the hospital in the provincial capital of Taluqan. (AP Photo/Zalmai Ashna)
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    An Afghan boy looks at a damaged house following an earthquake, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. In Afghanistan's Takhar province, west of Badakhshan, at least 12 students at a girls' school were killed in a stampede as they tried to get out of the shaking buildings, a local official says. Sonatullah Taimor, the spokesman for the Takhar provincial governor, says another 30 girls have been taken to the hospital in the provincial capital of Taluqan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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    Kashmiri Muslims stand near a tree trunk that fell on road following tremors in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan was felt across much of South Asia on Monday, shaking buildings from Kabul to Delhi and cutting power and communications in some areas. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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    A Kashmiri Muslim woman sobs as she along with others rushed out of buildings following tremors in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan was felt across much of South Asia on Monday, shaking buildings from Kabul to Delhi and cutting power and communications in some areas. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
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    Kashmiri Muslims rush out of buildings following tremors in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan was felt across much of South Asia on Monday, shaking buildings from Kabul to Delhi and cutting power and communications in some areas. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
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    An injured boy waits for medical help at a local hospital in Mingora, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/Naveed Ali)
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    A Pakistani man holding his son waits for medical help at a local hospital in Mingora, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/Naveed Ali)
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    Ambulances are parked outside an emergency ward of a local hospital to respond to an earthquake, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
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    A patient is brought to a hospital after severe earthquake was felt in Mingora, the main town of Pakistan Swat valley, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/Naveed Ali)
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    People stand outside their offices after a severe earthquake is felt in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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    Patients who were shifted outdoors at the government medical college hospital sit after a strong tremor was felt in Jammu, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan was felt across much of South Asia on Monday, shaking buildings from Kabul to Delhi and cutting power and communications in some areas. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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    People look for news of earthquake on their mobiles after they rushed out of buildings as a strong tremor was felt in New Delhi, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan was felt across much of South Asia on Monday, shaking buildings from Kabul to Delhi and cutting power and communications in some areas. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    People stand after they rushed out of buildings as a strong tremor was felt in New Delhi, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan was felt across much of South Asia on Monday, shaking buildings from Kabul to Delhi and cutting power and communications in some areas. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    People stand outside their offices after a severe earthquake is felt in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan was felt across much of South Asia on Monday, shaking buildings from Kabul to Delhi and cutting power and communications in some areas. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, with many reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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    An Afghan man clears rubble from a damaged house following a strong earthquake, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the 7.5-magnitude earthquake was in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the sparsely populated province of Badakhshan, which borders Pakistan, Tajikistan and China. It said the epicenter was 213 kilometers (130 miles) deep and 73 kilometers (45 miles) south of the provincial capital, Fayzabad. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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    Afghan school boys tour the neighborhood to look at damaged houses following a powerful earthquake today that could be felt across South Asia, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. In Afghanistan's Takhar province, west of Badakhshan, at least 12 students at a girls' school were killed in a stampede as they tried to get out of the shaking buildings, a local official says. Sonatullah Taimor, the spokesman for the Takhar provincial governor, says another 30 girls have been taken to the hospital in the provincial capital of Taluqan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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    People stand outside their offices after a severe earthquake is felt in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan was felt across much of South Asia on Monday, shaking buildings from Kabul to Delhi and cutting power and communications in some areas. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, with many reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
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    SRINAGAR - INDIA, OCTOBER 26: A man drives a damaged car after a powerful earthquake struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt as widely as Pakistan and northern India on October 26, 2015 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 45km (28 miles) south-west of Jarm, the US Geological Survey reported. Over 12 people have been reportedly killed in Pakistan while in Afghanistan at least 12 schoolgirls have died in a stampede during the evacuation process. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)
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    Afghan residents examine a damaged house after an earthquake in Raman Kheel village in the Panjshir valley on October 26, 2015. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed at least 70 people as it rocked south Asia on October 26, including 12 Afghan girls crushed to death in a stampede as they tried to flee their collapsing school. AFP PHOTO
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    SRINAGAR - INDIA, OCTOBER 26: Kashmiris take shelter in the courtyard of a mosque after a powerful earthquake struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt as widely as Pakistan and northern India on October 26, 2015 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 45km (28 miles) south-west of Jarm, the US Geological Survey reported. Over 12 people have been reportedly killed in Pakistan while in Afghanistan at least 12 schoolgirls have died in a stampede during the evacuation process. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)
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    SRINAGAR - INDIA, OCTOBER 26: A damaged car is seen after a powerful earthquake struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt as widely as Pakistan and northern India on October 26, 2015 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 45km (28 miles) south-west of Jarm, the US Geological Survey reported. Over 12 people have been reportedly killed in Pakistan while in Afghanistan at least 12 schoolgirls have died in a stampede during the evacuation process. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)
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    SRINAGAR - INDIA, OCTOBER 26: Damaged cars are seen after a powerful earthquake struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt as widely as Pakistan and northern India on October 26, 2015 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 45km (28 miles) south-west of Jarm, the US Geological Survey reported. Over 12 people have been reportedly killed in Pakistan while in Afghanistan at least 12 schoolgirls have died in a stampede during the evacuation process. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)
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    SRINAGAR - INDIA, OCTOBER 26: Damaged cars are seen after a powerful earthquake struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt as widely as Pakistan and northern India on October 26, 2015 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 45km (28 miles) south-west of Jarm, the US Geological Survey reported. Over 12 people have been reportedly killed in Pakistan while in Afghanistan at least 12 schoolgirls have died in a stampede during the evacuation process. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)
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    A Pakistani policeman digs through the debris of collapsed houses after an earthquake in Kohat on October 26, 2015. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed at least 70 people as it rocked south Asia, including 12 Afghan girls crushed to death in a stampede as they tried to flee their collapsing school. AFP PHOTO / BASIT SHAH (Photo credit should read BASIT SHAH/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Pakistani policemen stand beside debris of collapsed houses after an earthquake in Kohat on October 26, 2015. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed at least 70 people as it rocked south Asia, including 12 Afghan girls crushed to death in a stampede as they tried to flee their collapsing school. AFP PHOTO / BASIT SHAH (Photo credit should read BASIT SHAH/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Pakistani policemen stand beside debris of collapsed houses after an earthquake in Kohat on October 26, 2015. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed at least 70 people as it rocked south Asia, including 12 Afghan girls crushed to death in a stampede as they tried to flee their collapsing school. AFP PHOTO / BASIT SHAH (Photo credit should read BASIT SHAH/AFP/Getty Images)
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    SRINAGAR - INDIA, OCTOBER 26: Kashmiris take shelter in the courtyard of a mosque after a powerful earthquake struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt as widely as Pakistan and northern India on October 26, 2015 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 45km (28 miles) south-west of Jarm, the US Geological Survey reported. Over 12 people have been reportedly killed in Pakistan while in Afghanistan at least 12 schoolgirls have died in a stampede during the evacuation process. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)
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    An Afghan man digs through the rubble of a damaged building after a powerful earthquake in Raman Kheel village in Panjshir valley on October 26, 2015. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed at least 70 people as it rocked south Asia on October 26, including 12 Afghan girls crushed to death in a stampede as they tried to flee their collapsing school. AFP PHOTO
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    Stranded drivers wait in their vehicles after an earthquake in Srinagar on October 26, 2015. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed at least 70 people as it rocked south Asia on October 26, including 12 Afghan girls who were crushed to death in a stampede as they tried to flee their collapsing school. Thousands of frightened people rushed into the streets in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India as the quake shook a swathe of the subcontinent. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA
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    RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 26: Debris of buildings and panicked Pakistani residents are seen in the streets following a massive earthquake in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on October 26, 2015. At least 17 killed in Pakistan after 7.5 magnitude quake rocks South Asia. (Photo by Muhammad Reza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 26: Debris of buildings and panicked Pakistani residents are seen in the streets following a massive earthquake in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on October 26, 2015. At least 17 killed in Pakistan after 7.5 magnitude quake rocks South Asia. (Photo by Muhammad Reza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 26: Debris of buildings and panicked Pakistani residents are seen in the streets following a massive earthquake in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on October 26, 2015. At least 17 killed in Pakistan after 7.5 magnitude quake rocks South Asia. (Photo by Muhammad Reza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 26: Panicked Pakistani residents are seen in the streets following a massive earthquake in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on October 26, 2015. At least 17 killed in Pakistan after 7.5 magnitude quake rocks South Asia. (Photo by Muhammad Reza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 26: Panicked Pakistani residents are seen in the streets following a massive earthquake in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on October 26, 2015. At least 17 killed in Pakistan after 7.5 magnitude quake rocks South Asia. (Photo by Muhammad Reza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 26: Panicked Pakistani residents are seen in the streets following a massive earthquake in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on October 26, 2015. At least 17 killed in Pakistan after 7.5 magnitude quake rocks South Asia. (Photo by Muhammad Reza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 26: Debris of buildings and panicked Pakistani residents are seen in the streets following a massive earthquake in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on October 26, 2015. At least 17 killed in Pakistan after 7.5 magnitude quake rocks South Asia. (Photo by Muhammad Reza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) employees gather outside the entrance to The Teja Singh Samundri Hall at The Golden Temple Complex in Amritsar on October 26, 2015, after an earthquake struck northern Afghanistan. A powerful 7.5 magnitude quake struck Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region and was felt throughout much of South Asia, killing at least 17 people in neighbouring Pakistan, with fears the death toll could rise substantially. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU
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    Pakistani men gather outside their offices after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Islamabad on October 26, 2015. A powerful 7.5 magnitude quake struck Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region on October 26 and was felt throughout much of South Asia, injuring more than 100 people in neighbouring Pakistan according to a doctor. AFP PHOTO / Farooq NAEEM
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    Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) employees gather outside the entrance to The Teja Singh Samundri Hall at The Golden Temple Complex in Amritsar on October 26, 2015, after an earthquake struck northern Afghanistan. A powerful 7.5 magnitude quake struck Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region and was felt throughout much of South Asia, killing at least 17 people in neighbouring Pakistan, with fears the death toll could rise substantially. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU
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    Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) employees gather outside the entrance to The Teja Singh Samundri Hall at The Golden Temple Complex in Amritsar on October 26, 2015, after an earthquake struck northern Afghanistan. A powerful 7.5 magnitude quake struck Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region and was felt throughout much of South Asia, killing at least 17 people in neighbouring Pakistan, with fears the death toll could rise substantially. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU
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    Pakistani relatives move a person injured in an earthquake at a hospital in Peshawar on October 26, 2015. At least 17 people including eight children were killed in Pakistan when a 7.5 magnitude quake struck in Afghanistan October 26, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED
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    A Pakistani man injured in an earthquake sends message to a relative from a hospital in Peshawar on October 26, 2015. At least 17 people including eight children were killed in Pakistan when a 7.5 magnitude quake struck in Afghanistan October 26, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED
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    Pakistani volunteers move an injured earthquake victim at a hospital in Peshawar on October 26, 2015. At least 17 people including eight children were killed in Pakistan when a 7.5 magnitude quake struck in Afghanistan October 26, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED
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    Pakistani paramedics treat a man injured in an earthquake at a hospital in Peshawar on October 26, 2015. At least 17 people including eight children were killed in Pakistan when a 7.5 magnitude quake struck in Afghanistan October 26, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED
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    Pakistani victims who were injured in an earthquake wait for treatment at a hospital in Peshawar on October 26, 2015. At least 17 people including eight children were killed in Pakistan when a 7.5 magnitude quake struck in Afghanistan October 26, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED
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    Pakistani paramedics treat a girl injured in an earthquake at a hospital in Peshawar on October 26, 2015. At least 17 people including eight children were killed in Pakistan when a 7.5 magnitude quake struck in Afghanistan October 26, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED
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    A Pakistani paramedic treats a woman injured in an earthquake at a hospital in Peshawar on October 26, 2015. At least 17 people including eight children were killed in Pakistan when a 7.5 magnitude quake struck in Afghanistan October 26, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

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