MIRPUR: The schools have reopened after thirteen days in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) today after the earthquake incident.
Over 100 schools reopened while 59 others have been advised to change the building to avoid any untoward incident.
On September 27, a 7.1 magnitude strong earthquake jolted parts of AJK, Punjab, Islamabad, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killing over 40 people while injuring over 700 others.
The district administration announced to close the educational institutes for checking the buildings affected by the quake’s intensity.
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the quake leveled about 1,600 homes and damaged more than 7,000 others forcing families to sleep out in the open.
The NDMA stated that most damages occurred in Bhimbar, Mirpur and adjoining areas, whereas, the bridge connecting Bhimbar and Mirpur has also been destroyed.
Roads were completely destroyed and vehicles overturned by the tremors near Mirpur while bridges, mobile phone towers, and electricity poles were also badly damaged.
Tremors were also felt in Rawalpindi, Murree, Jhelum, Charsadda, Swat, Khyber, Abbottabad, Bajaur, Nowshera, Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar, and Kohistan.