Twelve schoolgirls are confirmed to be among the dead as many in Pakistan and India report being “terrified” by shaking buildings
Scores of people have been killed after an earthquake of 7.5 magnitude struck Afghanistan, say officials, with the effects felt hundreds of miles away.
The United States Geological Survey said the epicentre was south of Feyzabad in northern Afghanistan, in a remote part of the Hindu Kush near the Tajikistan and Pakistan borders.
But the impact was experienced as far away as New Delhi, Islamabad and Lahore, say witnesses.
Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said in a tweet that the earthquake was “the strongest one felt in recent decades.
There were reports of heavy casualties caused in his country but exact numbers are yet to be released by the government.
In the Afghan city of Taloqan, 12 schoolgirls were reported to have been killed in a…