Tehran (IP): The Iranian Red Crescent Society's office in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Balochistan, began a relief operation for the victims in the Harnai area, which was the epicenter of the recent earthquake in Pakistan.

Iran PressAsia: Hossein Taghizadeh Vaqefi, the head of the Iranian House of Culture in Quetta, said: "After the earthquake upon the morning of the October 15, our teams were sent to the earthquake-hit area soon to help the injuries."

He added: "In the operation that lasted for five days, the Red Crescent teams examined more than 8600 people, and distributed various items including medicine, foods, blankets, and tents among children and women."

At least 22 people were killed and over 300 others injured after a powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake jolted a mountainous area in Pakistan's Balochistan province early on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

More than 100 mud houses have also collapsed, leaving hundreds of people homeless.

The quake affected Quetta, Sibi, Harnai, Pishin, Qila Saifullah, Chaman, Ziarat, and Zhob in Balochistan.


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