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Martyrs of deadly Oct 8 quake being remembered today

ISLAMABAD, OCT 08 (DNA) – Even after the passage of more than a decade since the 7.6 magnitude quake struck Muzaffarabad in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) killing over 73, 000 people, the region is still struggling to come to terms with the losses from it.

It was on this day 12 years back that the 7.6 magnitude quake shook Muzaffarabad and adjacent areas, killing more than 73,000 people and wounding 128,000, besides leaving around 3.5 million homeless.

The devastating quake, which lasted for merely 45 seconds, caused massive destruction in the region.

Almost 80 people were killed and over 100 injured when a residential apartment complex Margalla Towers in Islamabad’s Sector F-10 collapsed as result of the quake.

It was the only building in the federal capital to be collapsed as result of the quake that hit Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK)’s capital city, located around 100 kilometres away to Muzaffarabad.

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