October 8 earthquake victim reunites with family after 17 years
Sania, a victim of the October 08 (2005) earthquake in Pakistan, belonged to a town called Hattian Bala in Azad Kashmir, reunited with her family after 17 years of the tragedy.
She was just seven years old when she was separated from her family on October 8, 2005 amid the devastating earthquake.
Sania was a resident of Hattian Bala in Azad Kashmir who was separated from her family in the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.
Sania’s father died in the earthquake, after which she was given up for adoption to a couple in Karachi.
She was raised by them and then later got married. Sania, along with her husband and three children, decided to find her hometown and family after 17 years.
“When I reached Kashmir, everything was quite different here, buildings had been built, but still I found my home,” Sania said.
More than 70000 people were killed and thousands were injured due to the terrible earthquake of October 8, most of Muzaffarabad and Bagh areas were affected by the earthquake, while a part of the Margalla Towers of Islamabad was also destroyed by the earthquake.
According to the report, this earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km underground, with a magnitude of 7.6. The devastating earthquake destroyed 95% of the infrastructure of Balakot, while thousands of people were affected in Muzaffarabad, Bagh, Hazara and Rawalakot.
Almost 0.5 million people were also displaced due to the earthquake of October 8, Muzaffarabad area was the most affected in this earthquake, while houses, schools, colleges, offices, hotels, hospitals, markets and plazas were piled up in Muzaffarabad.
8 October one of the darkest days in Pakistan’s history: PM Shehbaz
Taking to twitter, prime minister Shehbaz Sharif remembered the disastrous October 8 day as the ‘darkest day’ of Pakistan’s history which brought back the heart-wrenching memories of the victims of the Muzaffarabad earthquake.
The premier wrote: “The 8th of October is one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. It brings back the heart-wrenching memories of the earthquake of 2005. The massive loss of life our people suffered continues to sadden us to this day. May the departed souls rest in eternal peace! Ameen”