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At least 100 killed as massive earthquake hits Afghanistan

A strong earthquake rocked North India, including parts of the national capital region. Initial report say the epicentre of the earthquake was in north Afghanistan and has been clocked at 7.5 on the Richter scale.

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Pakistani rescue officials say a powerful earthquake in neighboring Afghanistan caused the deaths of 29 people in northwestern Pakistan, bringing the total death toll from the temblor to 53.

Kashmiri girls pray and cry in fear in the aftermath of an earthquake in Srinagar. (Source: Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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It struck at around 2.40 PM, sending ripples across several states like Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, the National Capital Region (NCR), Punjab, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.

People stand by a roadside to save themselves from any harm due to the earthquake in Srinagar. (Source: Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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In Afghanistan, at least 18 people, including 12 schoolgirls, were killed in a stampede trying to get out of the building.

A car was damaged after a tree collapsed due to the earthquake in Srinagar. (Source: Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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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, October 26, 2015. Pakistani rescue official said 29 people killed in northwestern Pakistan by Afghan quake. (Source: AP)

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People come out of their homes after an earthquake at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday (October 26). (Source: PTI)

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Women come out of a shop while a jawan looks beside after an earthquake at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday. (Source: PTI)

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A woman cries after strong tremors were felt at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday. (Source: PTI)

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A massive earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale today jolted north India, with panic-stricken people rushing out of houses and buildings that shook during the temblor lasting almost a minute. According to reports, four people have been killed in northwestern Pakistan. People rushed out of their houses and offices as the ground shook in Delhi/NCR region. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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The earthquake epicentred in the Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan struck at around 2.40 PM, sending ripples across several states like Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, the National Capital Region (NCR), Punjab, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan. People stand outside their office premises after strong tremors of earthquake were felt in Delhi/NCR region. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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People frantically rushed out of their houses and offices as the ground shook. In the national capital, metro services were briefly halted. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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People stand after they rushed out of buildings as a strong tremor was felt in New Delhi, India, Monday, October 26, 2015. (Source: AP)

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Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. (Source: AP)

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A powerful 7.5-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. (Source: AP)

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Buildings evacuated after strong tremors were felt in New Delhi, India, Monday, October 26, 2015. (Source: AP)

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People stand outside their offices after a severe earthquake is felt in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, October 26. (Source: AP)