Most of the devastation hit north Pakistan and Pakistan administered Kashmir. In Kashmir, the three main districts were badly affected and Muzaffarabad, the state capital of Pakistan administered Kashmir, was hardest hit in terms of casualties and destruction. Hospitals, schools, and rescue services including police and armed forces were paralysed. There was virtually no infrastructure and communication was badly affected. More than 70% of all casualties were estimated to have occurred in Muzaffarabad. Bagh, the second-most-affected district, accounted for 15% of the total casualties.
The Pakistani government’s official death toll as of November 2005 stood at 87,350 although it is estimated that the death toll could reach over 100,000. Approximately 138,000 were injured and over 3.5 million rendered homeless. According to government figures, 19,000 children died in the earthquake, most of them in widespread collapses of school buildings. The earthquake affected more than 500,000 families. In addition, approximately 250,000 farm animals died due to collapse of stone barns, and more than 500,000 large animals required immediate shelter from the harsh winter.
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1 SOUTHERN ITALY DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE WESTERN IRAN BALTIC SEA ALBANIA
2 EASTERN TURKEY GREECE NORTHEASTERN IRAN NORTHERN ITALY FYR OF MACEDONIA
3 WESTERN TURKEY CENTRAL ITALY NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY NICOBAR ISLANDS CENTRAL TURKEY
4 POLAND SICILY, ITALY OFF COAST OF WASHINGTON WESTERN TURKEY EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN
5 EASTERN TURKEY SEA OF OKHOTSK DODECANESE IS.-TURKEY BORDER REG GREECE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA
6 IRAQ NORTHERN SUMATRA NEAR THE COAST OF YEMEN DODECANESE ISLANDS SICHUAN-GANSU BORDER REG
7 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION ARAUCANIA, CHILE FYR OF MACEDONIA OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR SOUTHERN SUMATRA
8 OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE CRETE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA ALBANIA WESTERN TURKEY
9 EASTERN TURKEY POTOSI TONGA SERBIA DODECANESE ISLANDS