5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, An earthquake measuring 5.5 on International Richter Scale jolted provincial metropolis and other parts of northern Pakistan on Wednesday morning.

The official news agency of Pakistan, APP, has quoted Geological Centre, saying that the epicentre of the earthquake was 20 kilometres north of Bannu district at a depth of 12 kilometres.

Due to stampede at a Bannu school 11 students sustained minor injuries and were shifted to DHQ Hospital, the agency reported.

The tremors were also felt in upper parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Miran Shah, Bannu, Kohat, Dir Upper and Lower, Swabi, Parachinar, Mardan, Chitral, Mansehra and part of Punjab,

Source: Emirates News Agency