Roundup: Experts ring alarm bells over disaster preparedness for earthquake in Indian-controlled Kashmir
The Indian Meteorological Department said the moderate earthquake of 6.5 magnitude that occurred two days ago and jolted Indian-controlled Kashmir had its epicentre in Hindukush region of Afghanistan, according to Xinhua News Agency.
"Keeping in view our non-existent disaster planning and the utter lack of the culture of disaster preparedness at various levels - individual, community and government, the large earthquake may cause damage to human life and infrastructure in the region beyond our comprehension," said Professor Shakil Romshoo, head of department of Earth Sciences at Kashmir University in Srinagar...
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