Earthquake damages Bhimgarh Fort in Kashmir

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Reasi/ New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): A 500-year-old fort in Jammu and Kashmir suffered heavy damages in the earthquake that shook the northern part of the country. A powerful earthquake struck a remote area of Afghanistan, shaking the capital Kabul and parts of Pakistan and northern India. One of the walls of Bhimgarh Fort, located in Reasi district, collapsed due to the tremors, while cracks were developed in various other parts. The fort was originally built of clay and mud but was later reconstructed using stones by the royal family. It is located at a slope that is 493 feet high. The quake was 213 km (132 miles) deep and centred 254 km (158 miles) northeast of Kabul in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province. It killed at least 24 people in Afghanistan and 76 in neighbouring Pakistan. The US Geological Survey initially measured the quake’s intensity at 7.7 then revised it down to 7.5.

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