Mirpur City, in Azad Kashmir, has sustained extreme destruction, with deep cracks in the roads, vehicles tossed to their sides and buildings seriously damaged.
The tremor has destroyed homes, businesses and livelihoods in the village of Saang. 7,000 homes have been damaged by the tremor, and over 1,500 are completely destroyed... leaving thousands of people homeless. Neighbouring villages, such as Sang Nakka and Saang Hill have also suffered extreme damage, and with forecasted rainfall, these villages are at risk of even more damage and devastation.
Over 500 people have been injured, and that number is rising. Many people are trapped in damaged homes with diminishing supplies of food and water.
Penny Appeal's emergency response team are currently providing aid in villages across the Mirpur District, including the Kalsa, Abdu-pur and Saang Hill Villages.