PESHAWAR:  At least 30 people including two women and two children have reportedly been killed in an earthquake so far, while around 250 injured, after tremors jolted Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday afternoon.

Reports of more causalities from the deadly earthquake may go up as there is no communication system to get into the exact information caused by the devastating quake.

An earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale jolted many parts of Pakistan on Monday afternoon including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

So far, it has been reported that at least 30 people including eight in Chitral, eight in Dir, six in Swat, two in Shangla, two in Peshawar, one each in Swabi Charsadda, two in Buner, districts have been killed.

Moreover, at least 250 injured people have so far been rushed to various districts headquarters hospitals in the province. Around 100 injured by collapse of walls have also been shifted to lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.

Apart from that in all the hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a state of emergency has been already declared.  The authorities of the Lady Reading Hospital confirmed that it received around 100 injured so far.

In Swat, at least 194 injured were brought to Swat's Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital.

In addition, tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Shangla, Buner, Lower Dir, Mardan, Swat, Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Swabi, Mardan, Lahore, Sheikhpura, Gujrat, Khushab, Murree, , Malakand, Sargodha, Nowshera, Bhalwal, Bagh, Rawlakot, Skardu, Gilgit, Chitral and other areas.

Strong tremors were also felt in Kabul and New Delhi. The magnitude 7.6 struck in northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said. The quake was 196 km deep and centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said that the magnitude of the earthquake was 8.1. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, communication services have been disrupted in Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi and other parts of the province.