Oct 7, 2021 - World

Deadly earthquake strikes Pakistan

 Residents gather next to the debris of their houses that collapsed following an earthquake in the remote mountainous district of Harnai on October 7.

Residents gather next to the debris of their houses, which collapsed after an earthquake in the remote mountainous district of Harnai on Thursday. Photo: Banaras Khan/AFP via Getty Images

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit southern Pakistan on Thursday, causing killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 200 others, officials said, per Reuters.

The big picture: The shallow quake caused buildings to collapse as it struck about 3am local time, officials reported. Its epicenter was just over 6o miles east of Quetta, a city near the border with Afghanistan. The region is prone to quakes as it's situated where the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.

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