Over 260 Dead After Afghan Quake Rocks Asia

A magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, killing hundreds there and in neighboring Pakistan, NBC News reported. 

"More [deaths] are expected," the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Chief Minister Pervez Khattak told state TV about three hours after the quake hit. 

Pakistan suffered the worst casualties, with more than 200 dead and another 1,000 or so reported injured, officials said.

In Afghanistan, 73 people were reported dead, and more than 300 injured.

The toll included around 12 girls who died while trying to flee their school in Afghanistan, an official told NBC News — with some of them crushed in a stampede.

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