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Earthquake death toll 'expected to rise' in coming days

The death toll from the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck northeastern Afghanistan is expected to rise in coming days, officials have warned.

At present, more than 200 people are thought to have been killed across Afghanistan and Pakistan, but the worst hit areas are remote and further reports of deaths are expected.

ITV News correspondent Paul Davies reports:

Earthquake death toll 'more than 200' say officials

The earthquake that struck across northern Afghanistan and Pakistan Credit: Reuters

More than 200 people are now thought to have have been killed in the earthquake that struck across northern Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to officials quoted by the Reuters news agency.

Most of the deaths have been reported in northern Pakistan.

The death toll could climb in the coming days because communications were down in much of the rugged Hindu Kush mountain range where the earthquake was centred.

Shockwaves were felt as far away as New Delhi in northern India, but no deaths have been reported in India.

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PM Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan to deal with quake aftermath

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will cut short his official visit to the US so that he can deal with the aftermath of a deadly earthquake that struck his country.

His daughter, activist Maryam Nawaz Sharif tweeted her condolences to those affected by the quake and said her father would return home "shortly".

Damage seen in Pakistan after Afghanistan earthquake

Residents walk past the rubble of a house after it was damaged by an earthquake in Mingora, Swat, Pakistan. Credit: Reuters

Damage to homes and other buildings can be seen across northern areas of Pakistan following today's deadly earthquake that struck in north-eastern Afghanistan.

Residents clear the rubble of a house after it was damaged by an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan Credit: Reuters

Over 100 people have so far been confirmed killed after the quake, with hundreds more injured.

Residents gather to clear a path by removing rubble from a house after it was damaged by an earthquake in Mingora, Credit: Reuters

Afghanistan earthquake shakes TV studio in India

Tremors from an earthquake hundreds of miles away in Afghanistan shook a TV news studio in Delhi earlier, demonstrating its power.

Over 100 people in Afghanistan and northern Pakistan have so far been killed by the quake, with hundreds more injured in both countries.

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Over 100 confirmed dead after Afghanistan quake

A boy, who was injured during the quake, leans on his father's shoulder after receiving first aid in Pakistan. Credit: Reuters

Over 100 people have now been confirmed dead following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan.

At least 33 people have been killed in Afghanistan and 200 injured, AP reports.

Pakistani state television has said that at least 94 people have been killed in the country and almost 600 others wounded following the powerful tremors.

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Pakistan and Afghanistan quake: more deaths expected

A man clears rubble after part of his house collapsed during an earthquake. Credit: Reuters

Pakistani officials now say at least 62 people have died after an earthquake in a remote part of neighbouring Afghanistan rattled much of the region.

Abdul Latif Khan, a senior official at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, told AP that the quake has killed 46 people in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Residents gather to clear a path by removing rubble from a house after it was damaged by an earthquake. Credit: Reuters

Another official, Mussarrat Khan, says 16 people died in tribal regions near the border with Afghanistan. Officials say more than 400 people were wounded.

"More [deaths] are expected," Kyber Pakhtunkhwa's chief minister Pervez Khattak told state TV.

At least 70 people have now been confirmed killed in the two countries.

Afghan quake death toll continues to rise

A man wheels a body of a woman, who died in an earthquake, at the Lady Reading hospital, Peshawar Credit: Reuters

A powerful earthquake that struck in a remote region of north-eastern Afghanistan has killed over 50 people.

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The death toll is expected to rise even further as communications were down in much of the rugged Hindu Kush mountain range area where the quake was centred.

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