AJK president sympathies with bereaved families

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Seven killed, over 100 injured in quake in Mirpur,

NEW YORK:     The AJK President, Sardar Masood Khan while expressing deep sense of sorrow and grief over the loss of life and property caused by earthquake in Mirpur and adjoining areas this afternoon, has expressed sympathy with the affected families.

In a statement issued in New York, he said that according to initial reports, seven people including a woman have been killed, and more than 100 other people injured in the earthquake, while roads, bridges, public and private properties were also damaged.

The AJK president said that disruption of communication system in the area was also a cause of concern.

He appealed to Mirpur district administration and the people of adjoining districts to help in relief, rescue and rehabilitation of the affected people.