Roads and buildings destroyed by the earthquake in Swat, Pakistan. Photograph: ppiimages/Demotix/Corbis
At least more 311 were killed in a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which hit North-East of Afghanistan.
However since it is a deep-focus eartquake, as the earthquake originated more than 200km (125 miles) below the earth’s surface, the damage is less than that which a similarly powerful but shallow tremor might cause, reported BBC News.
It was centered in the Hindu Kush region, 76km (45 miles) south of Faizabad and caused a landslide afterwards.
The death toll was mostly from Pakistan where 228 people were reportedly killed and more than 1,000 others were injured.
The authorities are expecting more causalities as damage in remote villages is discovered.
The earthquake triggered a landslide in Pakistan’s northern Hunza valley
This home in Peshawar was destroyed by the earthquake
Pictures from Ghazni, south-west of Kabul, showed damage to buildings